Name Change of Minor


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Name change for a minor involves the legal process of modifying either the first name, surname, or both, allowing p ...

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How to get Name Changed

  • Upload Documents

    Upload all the documents on ezyLegal portal

  • Affidavit Drafting

    Lawyer drafts the Affidavit

  • Newspaper Advertisement

    Name Change Ad is published in the local newspaper

  • Gazette Application

    Application filing at the Gazette of India

  • Gazette Notification

    The changed name is published in the gazette

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Upload Documents

Upload all the documents on ezyLegal portal

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Affidavit Drafting

Lawyer drafts the Affidavit

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Newspaper Advertisement

Name Change Ad is published in the local newspaper

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Gazette Application

Application filing at the Gazette of India

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Gazette Notification

The changed name is published in the gazette

Documents Required for Name Change After Marriage

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    ID Proof

    School ID card or Aadhaar card

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    Address Proof

    Aadhaar Card

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    Age Proof

    Birth Certificate of the Minor

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    One Passport Size Photo

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    Application Form

    Duly Signed by Minor if possible and Parent or Guardians

Benefits of Name Change of Minor

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    Unlocking Personal Identity

    Changing the name of a minor allows them to align with their identity, fostering a sense of individuality and personal expression.

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    Cultural and Religious Alignment:

    For families with cultural or religious considerations, a name change ensures that the minor's identity is in harmony with their cultural or religious background.

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    Correcting Errors

    In cases of misspelled names on official documents, a name change rectifies errors, preventing potential complications in the future.

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    Numerology and Astrology Alignment

    Parents seeking alignment with numerology or astrology may opt for a name change to reflect auspicious or meaningful aspects associated with the new name.

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    Avoiding Unnecessary Legal Issues

    Legally changing a child's name helps avoid complications and legal challenges in the future, ensuring a smooth transition through various life stages.

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    Enhancing Confidence

    A name change can positively impact a minor's self-esteem and confidence, as they embrace a name that resonates with their personality and aspirations.

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    Adoption or Blended Family Integration

    In cases of adoption or blended families, a name change can symbolize unity and integration, creating a cohesive family identity.

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    Social Adaptation

    A well-chosen name can contribute to positive social interactions, making it easier for a minor to adapt and connect with peers.

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    Future Opportunities

    A thoughtfully chosen name can empower a minor, potentially influencing their life path and future opportunities positively.

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    Personal Empowerment

    Allowing minors to be part of the decision-making process regarding their name cultivates a sense of personal empowerment and autonomy.

Registration Process

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    Create a Name change Affidavit

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    Place an Advertisement in the Newspaper

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    Gazette Publication


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    Dedicated Lawyer Available

    60 Minutes of Talk time with the Lawyer for discussing requirements and changes in the application

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    Newspaper Advertisement

    Publication of Name Change Advertisement in the local newspaper

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    Name Change Confirmation

    Copy of the Gazette publication reflecting the changed name

Frequently asked Questions

Is it legal to change the name of a minor in India?


Yes, the process of changing the name of a minor in India is entirely legal.

What are the primary reasons for changing the name of a minor?


Reasons may include spelling mistakes, dissatisfaction with the current name, religious considerations, or alignment with numerology or astrology.

What documents are required for the name change of a minor?


Documents include ID proof (school ID card or Aadhaar card), address proof (Aadhaar card), age proof (birth certificate), a passport-sized photo, and a duly filled application form.

Is an affidavit necessary for the name change of minors?


Yes, an affidavit is crucial, stating details like the minor’s new and old names, date of birth, place of birth, and the reason for the name change.

Can both parents apply for the name change of a minor?


Yes, either parent or legal guardian can apply for the name change of a minor.

How long does the entire process take?


The process involves creating an affidavit, publishing in newspapers, and gazette notification. The timeline can vary, but ezyLegal aims for a streamlined and efficient process.

Can I change the name of my adopted child?


Yes, changing the name of an adopted child is a common reason, and the process is similar to that of a biological child.

What if I live abroad? Can I still change my child's name?


Yes, you can change your child’s name even if you reside abroad. Additional steps, such as attestation by the respective Indian Embassy, may be required.

Why choose ezyLegal for the name change of minors?


ezyLegal offers a simplified and efficient process, ensuring a hassle-free experience for parents seeking to change the name of their minor.

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  • Varun Mehta

    Our teenage son wanted to change his name to reflect his identity better. ezyLegal provided a straightforward and supportive service, making him feel confident and empowered. Their professionalism and efficiency are commendable.
  • Neha Patel

    We decided to change our daughter's name based on numerology, and ezyLegal's expertise was invaluable. They ensured that every detail was taken care of, from the affidavit to the newspaper publication. The process was smooth, and we felt supported throughout.
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    Changing the name of our adopted son was an emotional and important step for our family. ezyLegal's team was compassionate and professional, making the transition easy and respectful. We are grateful for their exceptional service.
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    ezyLegal offered more than just a service; they provided support throughout the name change process for our adopted son. Their team was understanding and readily answered our questions. We're thankful for their guidance.
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    ezyLegal's name change service for minors saved us a significant amount of time and hassle. Their team handled all the necessary paperwork, freeing us up to focus on our family. We appreciate their efficiency.
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    We felt confident entrusting our minor child's name change to ezyLegal's legal expertise. Their knowledge of the legalities involved ensured a smooth and successful outcome. We highly recommend them!
  • Vikram Bajaj

    ezyLegal streamlined the process of changing my daughter's name. Their clear instructions and organized approach made everything easy to understand and follow. We're grateful for their efficient service.
  • Rani Singh

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