Month: December 2023

A guide to changing your surname after marriage

Embarking on the journey of changing your surname after marriage is an exciting yet often intricate process. In the United Kingdom, this transformation involves several steps, paperwork, and considerations. This guide is here to walk you through the essential aspects of changing your surname, ensuring a smooth transition into your new chapter of life. Before we get started, here are some statistics about marital surname changes in the UK: In 2022, approximately 70% of women in the UK changed their surname to their spouse’s name after marriage. This number has been declining steadily over the past few decades, from a high of 90% in the 1960s. The trend is particularly evident among younger couples. In a 2016 survey, only 58% of women aged 18-34 said they would take their husband’s name, compared to 74% of women aged 35-44 and 82% of women aged 45-54. There are many reasons why women ….