How many times can you change your name by deed poll?
October 30, 2020
You may change your name by deed poll however many times that you want. There is no limit or law that prevents you from changing your name anytime that you wish.
However there are a couple of things to consider if you plan on switching your name multiple times.
Firstly, you will have to update the following organizations about your name change:
HM Passport Office
HM Land Registry (if you own property)
DVLA for driving license
The local council for taxes and benefits
Department of work and pensions – for benefits
HM Customs and Revenue – for tax matters
Pension providers and retirement accounts
Your mortgage company
Credit card providers
Needless to say, constantly switching your names with all of these organizations can be quite a hassle. Therefore, it would probably be better to change your name when you are sure that you feel comfortable with your new chosen name.
Help with choosing a new name
If you are having trouble choosing your new name there are lots of places that you can look to for inspiration. If you are a history nerd you can look for ideas from famous figures in world history (Winston Churchill or King Henry).
The UK Deed Poll Office is not a government agency. Our function is purely as a document provider for the self-declaration of an unenrolled deed poll. We are here to assist in your name change journey, as we have done for over 100,000 UK residents.
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