Friday, January 11, 2008

Opportunity for vengence

Change your (!) name by Deed Poll - online! For £9.99

I can't believe that this isn't, somehow, open to abuse?

10 comments:

Anthony said...

I'm sure it's not.

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Stillmikeovswinton said...

Paulie, you aren't going to be called Brian from now on are you......

Tom Paine said...

As a free man, you are entitled to change your name to whatever you want as often as you want. A deed poll is not even legally necessary. It is simply the conventional evidence requested by banks and the like before changing your account details. If you change your name for the purposes of a fraud, then of course you are guilty of fraud, but your intention is important.

As we are not yet tagged like cattle and registered on the Continental model (where in several countries people can only select names for their children from legally-approved lists) what you are called is still entirely a matter for you. Want to watch me change my name? Here goes. "My name is now Zsa Zsa Gabor." There, I've done it. I will change it back later.

Such is the decline in the yeoman spirit of the British nation that you are surprised still to have such a freedom and fearful that it might be abused. Relax and enjoy one of the declining number of freedoms before it too falls to the Statist juggernaut.

a very public sociologist said...

Bugger, if I'd known I'd have waited a few years. When I changed my name it cost me £21!

David said...

Mind, back in the day you were just plain PaulE....so who gave you the "i"?

Paulie said...

Is that you, Jackeen?

David said...

Aye, the luddite has finally succumbed! Ye proved rather easy to find in googleland.."never trust a hippie" kinda screams 1986 in 'nam and well open the link and presto PaulE. Oh yeah, think me non existant dog ate your christmas card.

Paulie said...

David,

Send me your email address willya? I'm guessing you have one, but if not, you could get a five year old to set one up for you? ;-)

It's pauliewaulie (at) gmail dot com

Will said...

Tom Paine: "the Statist juggernaut."

You are now more free and more comfortable than ever in the history of mankind.

And stop abusing the name of a true libertarian you prick.

Phil said...

I changed my name recently. I did it online for free. I then sent off the forms to everyone I could think off. Very easy to do.
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