Good reasons to change your name include.
Dislike Current Name.
Changing Name Following Divorce.
Husband Taking Wife's Name Upon Marriage.
Changing Child's Surname to Mother's or Father's.
Couples Combining or Hyphenating Surnames to Form a New One.
Desire for a Less or More "Ethnic" Name.
Transgender Name Changes.
Name Change After Marriage or Divorce.
Changing Your Name Back After Divorce.
Changing Your Name Because You Don't Like It.
Changing a Child's Surname.
Changing Your Name Due to Discrimination.
Needing a Name Change to Match Personal Pronouns.
To change your name you'll need to fill out some forms and take them to the court house.
The steps to change your name legally include.
1: Petition to change your name by filling out a name change form, an order to show cause for legally changing your name, and a decree to legally change your name.
2: Take these forms to the court clerk and file them along with your state's required filing fees.
In most states, you have to pay a fee (usually $150 to $200) to file your name change petition in court.
It also costs a small amount of money to get forms notarized.
And if you're getting married, you may want to pay for additional certified copies of your marriage certificate to use as proof of your new last name.