Marriage – I am a man, and after my marriage, I want to take my wife’s surname as my surname. How do I do this? - UK Deed Poll Office

Marriage – I am a man, and after my marriage, I want to take my wife’s surname as my surname. How do I do this?

You will need to apply for a Deed Poll, as there is not yet any gender-equality in this respect.  Record-holders, including HM Passport Office, will not accept your Marriage Certificate as sufficient evidence of your change of name, although they would accept it, if it were your wife who was changing her surname to yours.  Once you have your Deed Poll, you should ensure that you keep the original Deed Poll with your original Marriage and Birth Certificates, and we advise that you order at least 10 duplicate copies of your Deed Poll, so that you can quickly notify all relevant record-holders of your change of name.  For more information, please go to the Deed Poll Information list at the top left of this page, and click on “Marriage”, “Passports” and “Who Do I Tell?”