*)Father name in the birth certificate can only be changed if the child is adopted by you. So first you have to adopt the child and than do the needful rectification from the office of the registrar of birth and death. Approach the registrar of death and birth with an application to make the corrections.
Get in touch with a local lawyer. Sor file an application of correction before the office of registrar of Birth and death who issued said birth certificate. On application with the supported documents the registrar will entertain the change.
*)You need to go to the District registrar’s office of your district and gather a document asking the Municipal Corporation who issues birth certificate in your area to do rectification of the name in your certificate. It takes about 15 days and you will get new birth certificate with correct name.
Follow the below given steps for changing your own name.
*)Step 1 Ð Affidavit
Go to you local Notary and make an affidavit regarding change of your name. You have to mention therein your specific reason for changing your name. For example, you may like to change your name after marriage (especially for women), due to astrological or numerological reasons or anything. Recently, one of my friends was going to start his own company who was locally famous in his nickname, and thus he changed his name from Rishabh Agarwal to Saurav Agarwal.
Note: Here is your sample name change affidavit for reference.
Tips: Make a few copies of your affidavit, and preserve the original one carefully. ItÕs better to scan it, and preserve its electronic copy on your external hard disk as well as on multiple computers.
This affidavit can be used for changing your first or last name and also using the same, you can completely change your name (both first and last name, for example from Rishabh Agarwal to Saurav Verma).
*)Step 2 Ð Newspaper Publication
I, Sri ___________________ (old name) have changed my name from __________________ (old name) to ______________ (new name) by affidavit sworn before the Notary Public, ______________ (place) on ___________ (date). Henceforth, I shall be known as _________________ (New Name) for all purposes. ______________ (Name) and _______________ (Complete postal address).
Fill in the blanks with appropriate details and publish it in your local newspaper.
You can choose any 2 local newspapers for publishing it. (No need for FrontPage coverage). Although you need only once copy but its better to get ten copies of that newspaper in which your statement is published and preserve it carefully, because itÕs now a lifetime issue. ItÕs better to preserve both the hard and scanned copies of the newspaper.
*)Step 3 Ð Gazette Notification
Now for getting your name published in the Official Gazette of your state, for example: ÒThe Delhi GazetteÓ, you need to do the following things:
1. Visit your local Government Press or the department that mobilizes Gazette notification.
2. Get 2 copies of ÒDeed Changing Surname FormÓ. (Fill this form carefully as per the instructions provided therein)
3. If possible get the phone number, or the mobile number of the person of that department who can help you for Gazette Notification.
You need to send the following documents to the Secretary, Department of Commerce & Transport (Commerce), _________________ (State).
1. Letter to the Secretary, requesting him to allow you to change your name. (Click here to view sample letter)
2. The ÒDeed Changing Surname FormÓ
3. 2 True copies of the newspapers in which your name change statement is published.
Reference: Union Of India vs Mr.D.R.Dhingra & Anr. on 23 February, 2011