A man may choose to take the surname of his wife on marriage

Although it is fairly unusual, it is possible to reverse tradition and for a man to take his wife's surname upon marriage. Couples sometimes do this in an effort to drive out the ‘sexist' practice of a woman taking her husband's surname.

The process for doing this is rather different to when a woman takes her husband's surname. When a woman takes her husbands surname, a copy of the marriage certificate is all that is required by organisations. However, in order for a man to officially change his surname to his wife's, he should execute a Deed Poll. This would then allow him to get all documents and records updated into his new name, without any problems or delays. Husband and wife can then be known by the same surname.


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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My 17 year old daughter wanted to change her name by Deed Poll to my maiden name and I was put off as had heard that it was a complicated process. I researched this on the internet and came across UKDP. I rang and a lovely young lady explained what my daughter needed to do and that I could do it over the phone for her as long as she signed the Deed Poll in front of a witness.

Everything arrived in the post the next day and the information pack was invaluable as all my daughter had to do was type out the template letters to various organisations.

I highly recommend UKDP to anyone wishing to change their name as they have made something I thought to be very complicated to the easiest thing in the world.

Alison Maizey, Norwich. October 2010

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