Hi, my 17 year old son has recently moved in with me after being kicked out by his mom and step dad. When he was born he was registered in my surname on the birth certificate. Since then his name appears to have been changed a couple of times from Stack (My surname) to XXXXXXX (my ex's maiden name) to XXXXXX (my ex's married name). We are now at a point where we need to apply for a driving licence for my son but first need to apply for a passport, unfortunately we don't know what name to put. How do we find out what his legal name is? I remember agreeing verbally to the name change to XXXXXX so he felt a part of the family when he was with his mom but never signed anything. I look forward to hearing from you. Phil XXXXX
Thank you for your quick response. Some how his national insurance number paperwork has Taylor on it and an old passport that is long out of date has Edwards on it. Should this make any difference to us applying for a new passport using his birth certificate?