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Name declaration

Last name declarations may be made in the following cases, among others:

For spouses:

  • subsequent determination of a marriage name, e.g. after marriage abroad
  • Declaration of a double name (predencing and attaching a name to the marriage name) by a spouse
  • Re-acceptance of the former name after the dissolution of the marriage

For children:

  • Granting of the mother's name with the consent of the parent who is not entitled to care
  • Name by the mother and her husband
  • Redefinition of the birth name after parents justify common concern
  • Declaration of connection to a name change of the parents or a parent
  • first determination of a birth name after the birth of the child abroad

Whether and in what form a name declaration or change of name is possible in the respective case must be clarified in individual cases by the competent authority.

Declarations of naming law are in principle irrevocable.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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