deed poll


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deed poll

Law a deed made by one party only, esp one by which a person changes his name
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According to Deed Poll thousands of people choose a new moniker for one reason or another.
There are two different types of name change document that can be downloaded from the Deed Poll Name Change system, a Deed Poll and Statutory Declaration.
Some of the lads at work had remembered seeing the Big Brother episode where some of the housemates had changed their names by deed poll and suggested that I do the same.
More than 90,000 people swapped their name in 2010, an increase of 80 per cent, figures from the Legal Deed Poll Service revealed.
I changed my name by deed poll more than a month ago and Saeed Aehmed is the proper spelling.
Last week, when that bitter, twisted, old battleaxe Clare Short was complaining about page three girls and calling for them to be banned from newspapers, a glamour girl responded by changing her name to Clare Short by deed poll.
A deed poll is a formal statement that a name has been changed.
Her husband Ned couldn't live with the name Smith so changed it by deed poll.
A WOMAN from Hartlepool changed her name by deed poll.
London, May 4 ( ANI ): A UK woman has a new 161-word name after changing it by Deed Poll.
I'm passionate about my country and wanted a name to show that so I put my money where my mouth was and changed my name by deed poll.