I will try to explain this issue as best I can, but it could be fairly confusing. Basically I have used the Surname West for the last 15 years or so (mother got married to my step dad, we took the name) and that the name I want to use, however there may be an issue from the Armys POV. I was born with the name Bennett (Fathers name) and my mum then changed it to her maiden name. I have all the paperwork for that change, but no paperwork for my name change to West. The way my mother tells it, I was on her passport as a child and when it was time to get one of my own she just asked them to have the name West on it. Now the drama is, last time I was in the recruitment office I had my birth certificate and change of name from (so thatâs two names) and then my passport with my current Surname (thatâs three surnames). The Sergeant in the office said that unless I can provide a change of name form for my current Surname (thatâs on my passport) the Army will just use the name on my birth certificate!! This is something I do not want! Is this an iron clad rule? I really donât want to use my previous surnames for personal reasons (both families are full of mongs) Also is all of this going to cause issues with my security vetting? Especially as I am looking into the Intel Corps as well as others.