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lilyrawstorne
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Basically the surname on my birth certificate is Rawstorne-Hannigan but on all my school records, bank details and even my passport it's just Hannigan.I much prefer Rawstorne or at least the double barrel.
If I just started writing Rawstorne-Hannigan on everything I sign/apply for like University, Jobs etc. what would happen, do I need to change it legally if it's already on my birth certificate.
Bit of a strange question but I don't know who else to ask ...
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edd360
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I'm in the same position. On my passport and driving license it's just my dad's surname, but all my time at school and even now at uni its the double-barrel one. I normally just use my dads surname as that's actually what it is, but both my sisters surname is the double-barrel so technically I have a different surname to my sisters lol. But I'm not sure about your case what with the birth certificate at all, but at the end of the day I guess it's whatever you want it to be, however you class it. A name is just a name, a way to address you, it's not something like definitive from when you were born, you get me...
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If it's on your birth certificate as double barrelled, then I don't think anything legal is required
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I have a double barrelled first name, and just go by the first bit =) You don't ned to change anything legally, but you might wanna mention to your bank, doctor etc that you are also known by a different name, so they can put it on your records.
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just name yourself fred.
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Keep it as Rawstorne, that's a beasty surname. Very Viking-esque.
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I was expecting some sort of dramatic retelling of the tragic accident that left you with amnesia, thanks OP!
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I have a double barrelled first name on my birth certificate, and I only have the first part on my passport, my bank details, exam certificates, everything. I don't think they're legal :O

You can legally write your double barrelled name if it's in your birth certificate.
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(Original post by it'smelaura)
I was expecting some sort of dramatic retelling of the tragic accident that left you with amnesia, thanks OP!
Ditto. Bit disappointed really.
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