Changing Your Name
Lots of people go by a name that is different to the one on their birth certificate. This may be a small change such as: a different spelling of a forename or surname, adding in a hyphen to create a double barrelled surname, or something more obvious like the long standing use of a nickname which has just become the norm.
Others decide that they have had enough of their current name and want a change, or want to add a name to that which they already have. A growing trend we have seen in recent years is for couples who are marrying to have a double barrelled surname, combining both their names and so they change their names before the wedding or after.