| Commentary

2 Forenames

| Commentary

2 Forenames

  1. 2.1

        Where a forename has been given to a person, there is, just as in the case of surnames, no restriction on the power to change it, subject to the possible exception in Paragraph 2.2 below. There is no doubt that it is possible to add forenames at any time. An assumption of a new or additional forename may be evidenced by the enrolment of a deed poll1 or a forename may be changed or added by Act of Parliament2 or royal licence3.

  2. 2.2

        Where, however, the forename is a Christian name given at baptism in a

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