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: In recent years, the rules for changing your name in California have been tightened. Gone are the days when the simple âusage ruleâ made a name change legal. Although the rules have changed, it's still considered a relatively simple procedure. How to Change Your Name in California provides step-by-step instructions and all the forms you need to: Â§ choose a name and make it your own Â§ change back to your former name after divorce Â§ change your child's name Â§ get a new or amended birth certificate for you or your child Â§ get identification in your new name, including a driver's license, Social Security card and passport Â§ get a court to recognize a change of gender The 11th edition reflects the latest rules and regulations stemming from September 11, the Patriot Act and the rise of identity theft, and provides the latest forms as tear-outs.