Having problems with finding out what my name is for recruitment?

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Title sounds silly I know, but basically I don't know what my straight up name is and I have a tricky situation, so here it is... I'm not going to use my real name btw just example of the situation.

Birth certificate: John Ziggy Zaggy Adams [Ziggy and Zaggy are middle names, Adams is the dad's family name]

From here i don't know the timeline of things, but

Passport: John Higgy-Adams [Higgy is mother's family name and Adam's is fathers side]

I also have a document which states my name was changed from John Ziggy Zaggy Adams to John Higgy-Adams and then further on because my parents got divorced to just John Higgy [Mothers family name]. This document currently doesn't have a stamp or signature because my mother was silly enough to loose it and luckily has copies of the document.

I was only twelve when my mother changed my name legally to just John Higgy but now there is not a document in the world thats signed or stamped which states its legally/officialy John Higgy. But On all my certificates and gcse results it just says John Higgy and on others John Higgy-Adams.

So on my passport its John Higgy-Adams and my Bank account is under the same name. So should i just say i put John Higgy for short?

Please help out because i took the document to my recruiter because he isn't sure of my name and heh said the document is useless because it isnt signed or stamped so i said i'd get it signed or stamped but now im conidering just forgetting about it and going with John Higgy-Adams.

What do you guys think? Messed up situation i know, but IM VERY THANKFUL FOR ADVICE AND REPLIES.

BTW My name obviously isn't as silly John Higgy-Adams - sorry if anyone out there actually has that name haha, but cheers guys im stressing abit over it and just am generally thankful for anyone who helps out.
 
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Title sounds silly I know, but basically I don't know what my straight up name is and I have a tricky situation, so here it is... I'm not going to use my real name btw just example of the situation.

Birth certificate: John Ziggy Zaggy Adams [Ziggy and Zaggy are middle names, Adams is the dad's family name]

From here i don't know the timeline of things, but

Passport: John Higgy-Adams [Higgy is mother's family name and Adam's is fathers side]

I also have a document which states my name was changed from John Ziggy Zaggy Adams to John Higgy-Adams and then further on because my parents got divorced to just John Higgy [Mothers family name]. This document currently doesn't have a stamp or signature because my mother was silly enough to loose it and luckily has copies of the document.

I was only twelve when my mother changed my name legally to just John Higgy but now there is not a document in the world thats signed or stamped which states its legally/officialy John Higgy. But On all my certificates and gcse results it just says John Higgy and on others John Higgy-Adams.

So on my passport its John Higgy-Adams and my Bank account is under the same name. So should i just say i put John Higgy for short?

Please help out because i took the document to my recruiter because he isn't sure of my name and heh said the document is useless because it isnt signed or stamped so i said i'd get it signed or stamped but now im conidering just forgetting about it and going with John Higgy-Adams.

What do you guys think? Messed up situation i know, but IM VERY THANKFUL FOR ADVICE AND REPLIES.

BTW My name obviously isn't as silly John Higgy-Adams - sorry if anyone out there actually has that name haha, but cheers guys im stressing abit over it and just am generally thankful for anyone who helps out.
I didn't read that bit. I was about to give you sympathy for having such a shite name.

Erm...I'm not sure what to do regarding your situation. I'd probably just go with the name on your passport like Timble suggested.
 
#9
Go with the name on your passport as it`s a recognised legal form of identity, plus your bank account is in the same name.
As the deed poll form which your mother has a copy of isn`t stamped, it cannot be recognised as legal in any form. There are as far as I know no central records of deed poll name changes, the only exception to this is if your mother took the option at the time of having the record 'enrolled', in which case there may be a copy of it at the Supreme Court of Judicature.
 
#11
What does the copy of the document say?
Basically statements from my mum saying the following

I got divorced to dick adams blah blah blah on the blah blah blah so i changed my sons name to john higgy-adams then because john hadnt had any contract with dick adams so i then went on to change my sons name to just john higgy.

Basically that, there used to be a signed and stamped version apparently but god knows mate, i have a bank account and passport and some certificates with john higgy-adams and other certificates with just john higgy.
 
#12
I had a similar problem when I enlisted. My birth certificate was under my biological dads surname but I was raised from 2 years old by my stepdad and had been using his name almost my whole life. School certificates, doctors records, bank card all had step dads name. I had a piece of paper called a statuary declaration of change of name drawn up by a lawyer when I was 16 to have my step dads name on my passport too. When enlisting the army put on my forms my name as it appeared on my birth certificate but recorded that I should be known as my step dads name. This is going back 10 years now and pre JPA so have no idea how it would work now.
 
#13
Does anybody know if this is going to be a big deal when i tell my recruiter? Because so far i have just been using the name John Higgy instead of John Higgy-Adams is this going to now cause a big problem? Dreading my interview on mondays now
 
#16
Don't stress too much mate, you can call yourself anything you like as long as it's not your intention to deceive, just be upfront when asked and you should have no more trouble than all the rest of us. I used to have my mothers married surname although her husband was not my father, later I was adopted and my name changed by adoption. When I was 40 I retraced my mother and discovered my father had never been consulted about the adoption so strictly speaking it was illegal. My father was in the US Army in the Pacific theatre when the adoption went through, so in the end I should really be carrying his name. Now I just fill out all legal forms with my present(Adopted) name and list my Mothers maiden name and my natural Fathers name. I figure as long as you know who you are you're about half way there. Recently had to get one of the CRB check things done, put all info on the form and bingo, no problem.
 
#17
The quickest and easist way is to make a statutory declaration similar to this into whatever name you want to use, print it yourself, walk into a solicitors and make the declaration, costs no more than £10.

DECLARATION OF CHANGE OF NAME
BY
JANE MARIE DOE


I, JANE MARIE DOE of 27 Fore Street, Carford, Warwickshire

DO SOLEMNLY AND SINCERELY DECLARE as follows.

I absolutely and entirely renounce relinquish and abandon the use of my former Christian names of JOHN WILLIAM and assume adopt and determine to take and use the Christian names of JANE MARIE in substitution for my former Christian names of JOHN WILLIAM.
I absolutely and entirely renounce relinquish and abandon the use of my former surname of SMITH and assume adopt and determine to take and use the surname of DOE in substitution for my former surname of SMITH.
I shall at all times hereafter in all records deeds documents and other writings and in all actions proceedings as well as in all dealings and transactions on all occasions whatsoever use and subscribe the said names of as my names in substitution for my former names of JOHN WILLIAM SMITH so relinquished as aforesaid to the intent that I may hereafter be called known or distinguished not by my former names of JOHN WILLIAM SMITH but by my names of JANE MARIE DOE only.
I authorise and require all persons at all times to designate describe and address me by the adopted names of JANE MARIE DOE
AND I make this solemn Declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835.


SIGN AND DECLARED AT ________________________

in the County of ___________________

this ____day, the ________ of __________ 20___

Before me ______________



Solicitor/Commissioner for Oaths
 
#19
When you start to feel a bit down and bored theres always some one like you to come out with a pearler like this.....Did John Cleese or Ronnie Barker write your first post????? Just take in all your documents to the ACIO and your Recruiter will sort through it and let you know where you stand at the moment (please ohhh god dont be one of mine). If it legally isn't the name you are wanting to be called then as said above its easy to change by Deed Poll. I spilt my coffee too much with your original post that i couldn't finish reading .....did it take you long to write and do you actually know what you have written.
 
#20
Daniel, what did I say,

Stop posting your life trivia, make a list of concerns and get down the AFCO. Other general queries can be answered in the stickies or the many billions up on billions of threads from past recruits.

Between you and the supplements nutter I am going to need another bottle of Asbach!
 
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