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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Changing my children's names was the best and easiest thing I have done.

UKDP's website answered all my questions beforehand and was easy to use. So quick and simple.

The deed poll has been accepted in all the necessary places.

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Rhonda, London. January 2009

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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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