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3 Reasons Why People Legally Change Their Names

Name changes are more prevalent than you may imagine, and the reasons for doing so range from A to Z. Whatever your reason for wanting to change your name, the procedure is simple and quick.


The following are some of the most prevalent reasons why people legally alter their names.


Name Change Following Marriage or Divorce


Most states make it simple for a woman to change her name after marriage, but it may be more difficult for same-sex couples, husbands who take their wives’ names, or other unusual cases. Some states offer expedited procedures for either partner to handle a name change in connection with marriage, although this is far from universal.


You Want to Change Your Name Because You Don’t Like It


Many of us believe we are trapped with the name our parents chose for us, but this is not the case. If you dislike your name, have never used it as your first name, or are tired of having your name mispronounced or misspelled, you can legally change it to something more appropriate for you.


Needing to Change Your Name to Match Your Personal Pronouns


When a person is transgender, they most likely grew up with a name that does not suit them. Their parents most likely gave them a name connected with the opposite gender. As a result, many transgender people desire to legally change their names to something more masculine or feminine. Changing their name can be a significant step toward starting a new life as their preferred gender.

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