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People Reveal Why They Legally Changed Their First Names

People Reveal Why They Legally Changed Their First Names | Name News | Scoop.it
These folks explain their reasons for ditching their birth names and choosing new ones.
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Mother loses legal fight to give child double-barrelled surname

Mother loses legal fight to give child double-barrelled surname | Name News | Scoop.it
A legal stoush has erupted between a mother and a father over whether their baby daughter should have a double-barrelled surname on her birth certificate.
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What's in a name? A lot for those who change theirs

What's in a name? A lot for those who change theirs | Name News | Scoop.it
Lucky are those whose name changes are more than spreadsheet transactions. Said Adams of his: “It feels like I’m a brand-new person.”

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Some interesting stories of people changing their names for marriage, divorce, cultural or other reasons.

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Father wanted to name baby after Star Wars character, Family Court hears

Father wanted to name baby after Star Wars character, Family Court hears | Name News | Scoop.it
Justice Johnston ordered that Koruba be added as the boy's second middle name, saying it could "only promote the likelihood of the child having a meaningful relationship with his father, connection with his paternal family and serve as a reminder of his background, culture and heritage".
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The surprising ways Age readers chose their baby names

The surprising ways Age readers chose their baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
We asked readers how they decided on their child's surname. The volume of responses was enormous, very varied, and sometimes surprising.
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Miranda Lambert Gleefully Gets Her 'Name Changed Back' in Pistol Annies Video

Miranda Lambert Gleefully Gets Her 'Name Changed Back' in Pistol Annies Video | Name News | Scoop.it
Bandmate Angaleena Presley previously promised the song "has nothing to do with us and is about no one in this group"
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A fun music video about getting your surname changed back to the original.

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Baby Named for Judge Who Granted Divorce

Baby Named for Judge Who Granted Divorce | Name News | Scoop.it
In 1928, the Aberdeen Journal mentioned a London woman who had been granted a separation from her husband by London Magistrate Basil B. Watson. She was apparently very pleased about the decision, b…
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Changing a Surname After Divorce

Changing a Surname After Divorce | Name News | Scoop.it
Dear Swistle, I know your blog focuses on baby names, but I love your advice and I thought I'd write to you anyway. I'm getting divorced in February, and in my state, one can change their name comp...
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