Name Change

In The Netherlands, the name change procedure for your first or middle name(s) is completely different to the procedure to change your surname. Only the courts can legally change a first or middle name. A surname can only be changed by royal decree and is done by an administrative process outside of the court system.

We explain the name change procedure for adults here:

Name change for children is explained here:

Changing your gender in combination with a first name change is explained here:

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