Name Change Resources

Name Change Resources

We won't sugar coat it: the legal and administrative logistics of a name change — whether it's your own or your child's — can be overwhelming. To make your process easier, we've compiled a far-reaching collection of name change resources, organized by location.

In the United States, name changes are processed at the state (sometimes county) level, while Australia and Canada vary their requirements by territory or province. It's a bit more straightforward in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, which have single systems.

Click the button that corresponds with your location, and you'll be taken directly to relevant name change resources. There, you'll find everything you need to know about how to legally change a name in your area.

Name Change Resources by State

Name Change Resources by Country

Name Changes in the United Kingdom

Name Changes in Australia

Name Changes in New Zealand

Name Changes in Canada

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About the Author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top 2020s names, Gen Z names, and cottagecore baby names. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest.

Sophie Kihm's articles on names have run on People, Today, The Huffington Post, and more. She has been quoted as a name expert by The Washington Post, People, The Huffington Post, and more. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at Sophie lives in Chicago.