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What’s in a name? Legal considerations when changing a transgender child’s forename

Date:4 NOV 2021
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Dr Bianca Jackson, Family Law Barrister, Coram Chambers

Changing their name is often a significant step in a transgender person’s social transition. However, for trans children and young people, the process can be complex, especially where a parent or carer objects. This article examines the processes by which a child’s name may be changed and the legal frameworks utilised by the court when the name change is not agreed by everyone with parental responsibility for the child. In particular, it identifies some welfare considerations that may be especially relevant to children with gender incongruence. 

The full article will be published in the November issue of Family Law


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