Name Changes in Texas: A Research Guide

April 25, 2016

We often get questions about name changes. There are many reasons why an individual would want to change his/her name or the name of a child.

The Name Changes in Texas research guide is intended for Texans who are seeking information about name changes. Though most name changes require a court order, there are certain instances (e.g., typographical or spelling errors) when you can amend a birth certificate through the Texas Vital Statistics office without a court order.

Our guide highlights useful e-books, articles, and other digital resources that you can download from home (some of which require a library account) such as:

If you have a question or would like more information about any of our legal research guides, feel free to Ask a Librarian!