Incorporate maiden name as new middle name with husband’s surname

Marriage – After my marriage, how do I change my name to incorporate my maiden name as a new middle name, and my husband’s surname as my surname?

You will need to apply for a Deed Poll, as many record-holders, including HM Passport Office, will not accept your Marriage Certificate as sufficient evidence of your change of name.  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?”