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Usage name: using the names of both parents

Verified 05 février 2020 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

Any person may use a double name consisting of his/her birth name and the name of the parent who did not give him/her name at birth. It is enough that the birth certificate shows the double filiation (indication of the name of the 2 parents). This name will be usage name.. You can request that it be included on your identity documents and used by the authorities.

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