Anglicising a name

Many people who come to live in the United Kingdom can experience difficulties with their original names especially if they are particularly difficult for British people to pronounce and spell.

Some find that the easiest thing to do is to abandon their original name altogether and change to something that is more common and easier for British people to use.

In such a situation it is also possible to rearrange or add names to the current one. For example, if somebody's surname was the 'difficult' one, they could take a new surname and use their previous surname as a middle name. This option allows people to maintain a link with their family name, and at the same time simplify everyday matters.

Other people choose to simply alter the spelling of their current name, making it easier to pronounce and therefore more convenient. This option favours those who do not want an entirely new name but are having difficulties with their current one.

No matter how you decide your name, it can be achieved through use of a Deed Poll. Once executed, a Deed Poll document can immediately start being used to update organisations of your change of name.


To change your name...

  1. Fill in our online application form
  2. Receive your Deed Poll in the post
  3. Sign and date your Deed Poll
  4. Update records into your new name

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What Our Clients Say...

We are very, very happy with the friendly, helpful, service we got for our child's Deed poll application.

The service was very fast and everything was so easy and stress free. We thought it would be a difficult process to change our child�s first name to the name everyone calls him by, so thank you very much.

You have a very happy child, and now he has a passport with his correct first name, so he wont be confused in his later life, in adult hood, as to which name to write on his forms when needed.

Thank you very much

Christina L., Birmingham. January 2010

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Our Deed Polls are accepted by all UK government departments including UK Passport Service, DVLA and HM Revenue and Customs

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