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Personal names

There are three types of personal name: first name, surname and middle name. Here you can read about when you should turn to PRV to change these and how to go about it.

Changing surname?

Do you want to create a completely new surname or choose a surname from your family?
Changing surname

Changing first name?

If you are planning to change all your first names, you must apply to us at PRV.
Changing first name

When should you turn to us?

Name changes are dealt with by two different authorities, PRV and the Swedish Tax Agency.
Changing personal name

Changing the spelling of your surname?

PRV can help you to change the spelling of your surname, as long as the pronunciation of the name does not change.
Changing the spelling

Surname suggestions

Do you want to change surname, but are having trouble finding one that suits you? Our online surname suggestions service can help.
Surname suggestions

Thinking of getting married?

Make sure you apply in time for a newly formed surname.
Creating a new surname
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Any questions?

PRV can answer your questions about patents, trademarks, designs, periodicals and personal names.

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