From: Damon Anderson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 22 2009 - 05:08:03 CDT
There was a case in California about 20 years ago of a boy changing his
name to "Trout fishing in a America."
On Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:52:01 +0700, George W Gerrity
> 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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