Change of name for a child

how to change your child's Name

Have you been contemplating changing your child’s name but you’re not sure about the specifics of the process and you’re worried about the legal implications?

We understand that obtaining a change of name deed for your child can be a confusing process. That's why we offer expert legal advice and a premium service that provides a legally binding change of name deed, drafted in just 24 hours by an experienced solicitor.

Our service is designed to make the process hassle-free and efficient. We work closely with you to understand your specific needs and customise our solutions accordingly. Our team of experts ensures that all legal aspects of the process are taken care of, leaving you free to focus on more important things.

We have over 25 years of experience in the legal arena, including change of name deeds. Our team of expert solicitors can provide you with expert legal advice and ensure that your child’s change of name deed is legally binding.

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Our process is simple and efficient.

Step 1: Submit your request.  You can call or email us.


Step 2: Complete a short electronic form


Step 3: Our solicitors will draft your change of name deed within 24 hours. They will guide you through the entire process, answering any questions or concerns you may have along the way.

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Our premium service offers unparalleled value - we provide a comprehensive package that is competitively priced, so you can be sure that you're getting the best value for your money.

So, don't let the legalities of a change of name deed stress you out. Let us help you navigate the process with ease. With our expert legal advice and premium service, you can rest assured that everything will be taken care of professionally and efficiently in 24 hours!

Changing Childs Name FAQs

What are the benefits of obtaining a child’s change of name deed?

A change of name deed is a legal document that enables you to formalise your child’s new name and use it for all purposes. By having a change of name deed, you can:

- Avoid confusion and delay caused by discrepancies between your child’s old and new names in official documents, such as passport, GP records, school records or reports etc.

- Assert your child’s new identity.

- Obtain a record of your child’s name change that can be useful for future reference or proof of the name change. 

What are the legal requirements for a child’s change of name deed?

To change your child’s name you need to meet the following requirements:

- Have parental consent from the other parent (if they have parental responsibility).

- Be a British citizen or resident.

- Have a clear and valid reason for changing your child’s name e.g. re-married or personal preference.

- Choose a new name that is not offensive, misleading, or too long or complex to be practical.

- Sign the deed poll in the presence of witnesses who is not related to you or your partner, and who can confirm your identity and intention (the deeds we provide do not need to be registered). 

What is the process to obtain a change of name deed for my child?

To obtain a child’s change of name deed, you can follow these steps:

- Contact a Solicitor who will draft the deed for you. 

- Sign the form in the presence of your witness (your Solicitor) who should also sign and date it.

- Send copies of the signed form to relevant organisations, such as schools, passport offices etc. and ask them to update their records with your child’s new name.

- Use your child’s new name with confidence and informally inform your friends, family, and colleagues.

What is the cost of a change of name deed?

The cost of a change of name deed varies depending on the provider and the options offered, such as additional copies, certified copies, or postage. You can expect to pay between £10 and £100 for a basic deed that you can do online yourself, and £100 - £400 for a change of name deed drafted by a Solicitor. Make sure you compare the prices and features of different providers before making a decision, and beware of scams or hidden fees.

How quickly can I obtain a change of name deed for my child?

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At NjP Solicitors we charge £100 plus vat for our premium, same day service. 

You can purchase with confidence knowing that you obtain a legally binding change of name deed, drafted by an A grade, Senior Solicitor, at a low cost and same day!