Beaver, Merdive, Jo-Dalton or Vegan: these names exist. The league of civil registrars has recently published “The Anti-guide for first names”, listing the strangest. For those who wish to change it, know that the procedure was simplified at the start of this year by the law for the modernization of justice in the 19st century published in the Official Journal of November 2016, XNUMX. Concretely, it is no longer mandatory to go to court to change his baptismal name. You must submit your request to a civil registrar. However, if the latter considers that the request is not of legitimate interest, he can seize the public prosecutor, explains the government.
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