My divorce should be finalised very soon and I’m considering dropping my married name. However, I don’t want to revert to my maiden name, and there are no family names I like enough to use.
But there is a name which is loosely associated with a dear friend of mine which I would like to use, and he is in full agreement.
So what I’d like to know is - what is involved in making this my new, fully legal name? I know I could “be known by” any name I want on one level, but I want this to be my completely “official” name. Can this be done, and if so how?