How can I add a middle name to my name?

Asked over 4 years ago - Stafford, VA

I'm an adult woman and was not given a middle name at birth and would like to add one now. How could I go about it and can I do it on my own without hiring an attorney?

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  1. Sonja N Aoun

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . You need to file a name change petition in the circuit court in your city or county. If the court approves your petition, the name change is a simple matter. Of course you will then want to update all your other records, and apply for a new social security card as well.

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