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Summary of Question:Sikh Names
Category:General Sikhism
Date Posted:Wednesday, 3/17/1999 12:55 AM MDT

When I was a baby, I was given the name Rosie. This was given to me when I was 3 days old. I have never had a real punjabi name. It was always Rosie. Later on, I was given the name Japjeet. But that was unnoficial because it was never on my birth record. I want to know if I could change my name. Is that allowed in the Sikh Religon? I don't want the name Rosie anymore. I don't think it's proper to not have a sikh name. Please try your best to answer my question. I'd like to have an answer as soon as possible.

Rosie Saluja

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Japjeet Kaur Ji - Depending on where you live (US? UK? India?) it may be possible for you to get a legal name change. I did it here in the USA and it was very easy. You pay a small fee, they list the name change in the local newspaper for a week or so, and then the local probate court issues an official document of change of name. Thy will change your birth certificate, driver's license, etc. Where do you live?

.....G



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