Who can make a change of name?
Most people over the age of 16 can legally change their name. A name change is acceptable unless it seeks to defraud or has some criminal benefit.
If you are 16 or 17 years old, a parent cannot override your wishes to change your name simply because they disagree with you. However, if there is a court order in place stopping you from changing your name, then you will need to wait until you are 18 years old.
If you are not a British national or have dual nationality, you can still change your name by Deed Poll. However, you also need to follow your country’s legal procedures.