What’s in a name? Not much if it isn’t legal. (Although “legal” is a broad term: a woman successfully changed her name to Merri Christmas!) This helpful, easy-to-use book provides all the necessary forms and instructions to legally change a name in California. It covers how to: – choose a new name and make it legal- amend a birth certificate, or get a new one – change children’s names- get a new driver’s license, passport and Social Security card- change back to a former name after divorce. Provides all necessary forms as tear-outs, including Marriage Surname Agreement, Parental Agreement on Child’s Name and Application for Restoration of Former Name After Divorce.