Note: If a person tries to change a name in a legal proceeding, the court cannot reject the change without citing a fraudulent reason. In some states, a woman`s legal name is supposed to include her husband`s surname. Scottish law allows anyone wishing to change their first or last name, and these changes can be recorded in the official register of Scotland`s national registers. Technically, the Chancellor General corrects the entry.  A correction may be made if a birth has been registered in Scotland or if a person is registered in Scotland in the Register of Adopted Children, the Register of Parental Regulations or the Gender Recognition Register.  The above formalities are not required if one of the spouses/partners adopts the surname of the other spouse/partner at the time of marriage or partnership, or reverts to his or her original name in the event of separation, divorce or dissolution of the civil society.  In Germany, names are widely regulated. In addition to the possible adoption of the partner`s surname at the time of marriage, German citizens may only change their name for an important and recognized reason. Among other things, a name change is allowed if the name may result in confusion, ridicule, unusual spelling difficulties, or stigma. In some situations, children`s surnames may also be replaced with the surnames of their biological, adoptive or foster parents.
Transgender people can change their first name. Foreign names in writing systems that are not based on Latin are transliterated according to rules that may conflict with the system of transcription or transliteration of names in the country of origin. Previous titles of nobility were incorporated into surnames in 1919, but continue to be adapted to gender and other circumstances.  In essence, the rules on name change and given names say the same thing: a maximum of two simple names or a compound name can be specified (which does not prevent cases such as Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos); the name cannot harm the person wearing it; You cannot baptize. 30 Jul 2016 Name changes are usually made by examination, either at the High Court of Justice or at the College of Arms with a notice registered in the London Gazette. Changes may also be made by means of a Royal Licence obtained through the College of Arms with similar notice.  These registration, licensing and notification procedures are useful for the new name to appear in official documents.  The name is the unique designation that corresponds to each person. Perreau defines it as “the term used to refer to people habitually”. The name, alone or in other circumstances, allows the identification of each person in relation to the others. If there is a “legal” surname in strict English law, it can easily be changed. In the words of A Dictionary of American and English Law, “Anyone may take any surname or as many surnames as he wishes, without a legal license.”  This does not always seem to apply to the names given at baptism.
As Sir Edward Coke noted in the Institutes of the Lawes of England, “a man at different times may have different names, but not different Christian names.”  But in modern practice, all names can be changed freely.  “Canonical names (at baptism) can be put whatever you want, but only civilize two simple names or a union,” Corera explains. Most names that are not allowed are usually banned due to their negative connotations, such as Caãn, Judas or Jo.13 August 2016 RC director Josã Cogliolo© said during the Channel 4 programme Vive la Vida that they are only subject to Article 56 of Law 1266/87, which states: “The registrar will not register names that are ridiculous, or misleading about sex, nor more than three names. Jan 12th, 2015 A legal name is the name that identifies a person for legal, administrative and official purposes.