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There are many compelling reasons why parents choose to file name change petitions on behalf of their minor children:
Minor Name Change For Children of Divorced Couples: In some instances - particularly when a child or teen has a distant relationship with non-custodial parent -they want the same last name as the custodial parent and close family members with whom they reside. In these situations, a child's last name change is required so that he or she feels more comfortable, and the name change can be an important part of their emotional health.
Minor Name Change to Reflect Actual Usage: Sometimes, a minor's birth certificate does not accurately reflect the name that the child or teen currently uses. For example, a child may now be widely known by his or her middle name, or a nickname, and now wishes to legally use name that as a legal first name. Particularly in teenage years, the discrepency between the child's legal name and actual name can create emotional discomfort. In these situations, a legal name change can help the child or teenager feel more comfortable with his or her identity.
Minor Name Change to Avoid Embarrasment: In other instances, a child was born in a foreign country (or to foreign-born parents) and is uncomfortable with a name that is difficult to pronounce, or, in extreme situations, causes ridicule or embarrassment. Names are important parts of our identities - particularly for children and teens. A new name can help a child or teenager feel more comfortable and "fit in".
Regardless of why you wish to file a minor name change petition, IllinoisNameChange.com has the forms that you need, plus easy to file instructions, for immediate download. Get started now, with everything that you need to easily and quickly change your child's first or last name!