Ontario offers a range of name change options to spouses after marriage. You can take you spouse’s surname in place of your own, add their surname to yours (separated by a space or hyphen) or leave as is. We explain what proof documents you need and how to update your records.
Marriage name change
The only official document required is your marriage certificate, then you can start notifying organisations of your new name. There’s no registration of your new name – just send our notifications off and your name is changed!