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In order to change your "official name" on your birth certificate and in official records in California, you will need to file a petition for a name change with your local court in CA. The following link can provide you with the step-by-step process that you will need to complete. You will receive a court date, after completing the process, in 6 to 12 weeks, at which the court will either approve or disapprove the proposal.
I do not see the link.
Sorry, here it is: http://www.courts.ca.gov/22489.htm
Thank you. I appreciate the info. Seems to be only a time-consuming process.