Slovenia to Relax Law to Allow Multiple First & Second Names

By , 12 Apr 2019, 11:55 AM Lifestyle
Slovenia to Relax Law to Allow Multiple First & Second Names / SURS

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STA, 11 April 2019 - The government proposed on Thursday changes to the personal name act that allow citizens to officially have more than two first and two second names. Also being made possible is the use of initials or name abbreviations as part of the name listed in official affairs.


The restricted number of names proved problematic in practice above all in cases of dual citizens who had to give up some of their names for their entry in the Slovenian civil registry, the government wrote on Tumblr.

Moreover, divorcees will have a year as opposed to six months to change their surname following divorce.

Also, minors with legal capacity will be allowed to change their name, while this will not be possible for those found guilty of a crime and serving their suspended prison sentence on probation.

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