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.
The UK Deed Poll Service's chief executive Mike Barratt yesterday confirmed he had not paid pounds 4,000 to the children's charity, or the pounds 1,000 he promised Eileen DeBont if she altered her moniker to that of Pudsey, its mascot.
Then it's a simple matter of signing over your old name on the very legal deed poll document you have been sent.