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What Legal Name to Use? 3 years 9 months ago #16001

Sir/Madam:

Good day to you! I am very thankful that I have found your website. I hope you could help me with what has been troubling me for the last half of my life.

When I was 6 months old, I was "lent" by my mom (Jane Noche Gabay Fabon) to her sister (Noli Noche Gabay Domingo) and since then, have never left Noli. I am now 43 years old. In short, I have studied, worked and have contributed to the government mandatory contributions.

Jane has registered me and had me baptized when I was still with them. These certificates are bearing my real name Francis Irbienne Gabay Fabon. Since I stayed with Noli, when they sent me to school, they let me use their last name, Frances Irbienne Gabay Domingo. so making the long story short, all my documents, education, employment and government, all have the last name of my adoptive parents.

I am now married and have 6 kids. Their birth certificates are reflecting Domingo Palos. What should I do?

Good luck and many thanks!
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Use the name in your birth certificate. That is your legal name. Just make amendments in your other records to reflect your real name. In your case, it is easier to change the names in your "other" records than your birth certificate.
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