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|05-01-2010, 12:17 PM||#1 (permalink)|
R.I.P "The Dog"
Changing Thai Name
My girlfriend has just changed her name and I am suprised at how easy it is, I know in the UK it takes months and loads of paperwork, but in Thailand it takes 10 minutes.
So first off they have to decide on a new name, forename or surname or both, get them to check the spelling, make sure it doesn't sound like a rude word in some other language, not that there are rules against this but introducing your girlfriend to workmates or friends as "Miss knobgobbler" may cause a smirk or two, next nip down to the local amphoe / district office, show them your Thai id card and tabien ban, tell them the name you want, they will do a quick check to make sure of no arrest warrants, and hey presto the name is yours after paying the 50baht fee, now down to your local id card place, in Pattaya it is city hall and get your new id card.
|05-01-2010, 12:37 PM||#5 (permalink)|
R.I.P "The Dog"
I think it's a great idea for guys that have a couple of small wives or giks, get them all to change their name to the wifes name and hey presto no more of those embarrassing moments when you use the wrong name.
|06-01-2010, 06:00 AM||#12 (permalink)|
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Yea, my wife wants to change her name in the US....she couldn't understand what the big deal is....I told her it is going to cost hundreds of dollars, involve a lawyer and going to court, and take 1-3 months!
|06-01-2010, 06:44 AM||#13 (permalink)|
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Location: Simian Islands
It's quite funny how they will change their name to improve their 'fortune', rather than work harder or think for a change.
Saying that, the Midget changed her name ages ago, as her evil grandmother gave her one hell of a name. Poor kid.
|06-01-2010, 07:38 AM||#15 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Aug 2007
When we got married the girl behind the counter made out the marriage certificate then while we moved over to the big bosses desk for the final signature the counter girl performed a divorce for a Thai couple,then moved over to another desk to complete my wife's name change...very efficient but don't know what the other 8 workers were there for
|09-01-2010, 12:29 AM||#16 (permalink)|
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Er..... when I say mine, I mean my wife.
Last edited by maahuanao : 09-01-2010 at 01:12 AM.
|12-01-2010, 03:39 AM||#17 (permalink)|
Not an expat
|12-01-2010, 10:49 AM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
...and it had to do with keeping only one last name.
I was born with 2 lastnames, just got tired of writing out my long last name.
|12-01-2010, 10:54 AM||#21 (permalink)|
I am in Jail
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