From: George W Gerrity (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 22 2009 - 02:52:01 CDT
On 2009-04-22, at 16:44, Julian Bradfield wrote:
> On 2009-04-21, John H. Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> But I'm sure that your suspicions about the limitations of US and UK
>> systems are correct. I'm willing to bet that I would be unable to
>> legally change my name to 井作恆, which is a perfectly legitimate
>> name, let alone ??? ???????. (One of the
> In the UK, at least, you can change your name to amything you like.
> However, if you want some government-backed identification document,
> such as a passport, you'll have to choose an ASCII representation of
> it. If you want to deal with banks, shops or anybody else, you'll also
> need such a thing. Don't get hung up on the idea that you only have
> one name.
I would be extremely surprised if there are no limitations on what one
might choose for a name change: they would be the same as those for
parents registering a child's name. For instance, the registry
wouldn't allow the name “Dirty Bastard”.
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