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Middle Name Change - California

Aundraya, on September 13, 2021 at 3:05 PM Posted in California Planning 0 1
I’d like to take on his last name and I was hoping to change my middle name. My middle name is my mothers name and she’s never been around so I’d really like to get rid of it. I don’t see an option to outright remove my middle name by there’s all kinds of hyphenated middle name options. We want to both take on the same new middle name. Has anyone made up a new middle name for both parties? Is this something someone has been able to successfully do in the state of California?


Latest activity by Lynnie, on September 14, 2021 at 4:35 PM
  • Lynnie
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    Hi Aundraya! You can change your middle name if you're moving over your maiden name or hyphenating a version of your / your spouses middle or last names.

    If the middle name is entirely new you'll new to file a petition for a name change separately!

    The Knot has a good detailed resource you can check out about it:

    How to Change Your Name in California

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