Name Change Issues

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Can I change my surname or family name with a Deed Poll?

2016-06-01T08:46:45+08:00

If you are an adult, you may change your surname (also known as family name or last name) with a Deed Poll.

For a minor, the parent should obtain the consent of the other parent of the child prior to changing the surname of the child.

For a single mother of a child under 1 year old […]

Can I change my surname or family name with a Deed Poll?2016-06-01T08:46:45+08:00

I am not baptized, can I add a Christian Name with a Deed Poll?

2016-06-01T08:45:59+08:00

You need not be baptized to add a Christian Name or given name or first name to your original name. The use of the term “Christian Name” can sometimes cause confusion to individuals.

For example, if I wish to add “John” to my existing name of Ong Tan Kong, you need not be baptized […]

I am not baptized, can I add a Christian Name with a Deed Poll?2016-06-01T08:45:59+08:00

Should I add my Christian Name in front or at the rear of my existing name?

2016-06-01T08:51:13+08:00

This is a relatively common issue raised, and ultimately, it is a matter of your personal choice. Some would prefer their new first name or Christian name to appear in the front and some at the rear.

For example, if your current name is Ong Tan Wee, and you wish to adopt a first name of “John” […]

Should I add my Christian Name in front or at the rear of my existing name?2016-06-01T08:51:13+08:00

Can I delete my hanyu pinyin name appearing in brackets?

2016-06-01T08:43:33+08:00

If you are born in certain years, you may have a hanyu pinyin name appearing in brackets in your Identity Card or Birth Certificates. You may remove or delete the hanyu pinyin name in brackets entirely in your NRIC if you wish to do. This can be done with a Deed Poll.

Can I delete my hanyu pinyin name appearing in brackets?2016-06-01T08:43:33+08:00

What are unacceptable names?

2016-06-01T08:41:39+08:00

Name or names that we consider vulgar, offensive, blasphemous or unsuitable or against the laws of Singapore.

We will also not accept an order for a Deed Poll that includes a name that would make people believe you had a conferred or inherited honour or title e.g. Dato, BBM, Sir, Lord, Judge, Lady, Baron, Baroness, Duke, […]

What are unacceptable names?2016-06-01T08:41:39+08:00

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Changing your name

Do you know it is easy to change your name? You need a Deed Poll signed in the presence of a Singapore Lawyer. You can get a quote and submit online at lawsg.com/divorce
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