There are many instances where you might want or need to change a child’s name by Deed Poll, and every case will be different, you may want to simply change a first name, but in some instances a change of surname is required.
I had a friend who wanted to change the first name of her child, as she decided rather that use a shortened version of a name e.g Mandy, she would rather her daughter have the name Amanda. So that later in life she could choose to go with either. They hadn’t thought of it at the time, but decided it was important to them to change it whilst the daughter was still young. This is just one example of many other reasons to change a child’s name.
What is a Deed Poll?