Legal Name Change Resources

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Legal Name Change Resources

The National Center for Transgender Equality has a great ID Documents Center for all U.S. States with a comprehensive overview of the different government documents that need to be changed and how to legally petition the court for a name change.

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Note: The current ND link for legal name change forums is not currently working. Click here for the appropriate link.

The Transgender Law Center provides a quick guide includes the information you need for changing records with the Social Security Administration, passports, consular report of birth abroad, and documents issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Mental Floss provides a list of seven name change facts that are important for you to know if, for example, you are getting married or divorced, or if you’re considering hiring a lawyer.

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If you’re stuck on how to choose a name, fear not! It’s a big decision, and if you don’t know where to start, check out this wikiHow article for some ideas.We suggest visiting yournamejourney.com for Step 2 😉

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In addition to these legal name change resources, here are some links that may or may not apply to your concerns or thoughts about your decision and choice of your true name:

If you’re worried about an age-appropriate and nationality-appropriate name:

Popular Names by Year and Country

If you’re concerned about choosing a popular name in America:

Popular Names by Year U.S.

If you’re concerned about choosing a popular name in Canada:

Popular Names by Year Canada