Leaving aside the reasons why someone would change their name. Is there a process that a person needs to go through in doing so?

At what point does the new name-change comes into effect?

  • Are you talking about something like changing the name of a choler/ah? Or Ploni deciding that he wants to be called something else? – Noach MiFrankfurt Oct 19 '14 at 2:58
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    @Noach the question is not bothered with the reason for the name change, rather the process, unless there is indeed a difference in circumstance – bondonk Oct 19 '14 at 14:34
  • There is a text in the RCA Madrikh, which I want to consult before answering. The book is at work. If I haven't answered in a few days, someone can remind me. – Ze'ev wants SE to do teshuva Jan 26 '15 at 4:43

I've seen a great Sefardi Av Bet Din in NY who makes the person place their hands one on top of the other and then they are placed on the Aron Kodesh he then changes it using Mi Sheberach text. Then he saids the Shir Hamalos.

He also makes sure that ten people hear the name change.

Shaarei Halachah Uminhag, vol. 3 writes that it should be changed in a Mi Shberach after a Aliyah to the Torah.

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    And what about someone who is not eligible for an aliyah? – bondonk Oct 20 '14 at 19:35
  • so its gonna work without it , i guess :D – havarka Dec 18 '14 at 21:13
  • Which "Shir Hamaalos"? – Daniel Jan 18 '15 at 0:26
  • Also which Mi Sheberach text? – Daniel Mar 18 '15 at 22:43
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    Any real mekoros for these procedures? – Mark A. Sep 7 '16 at 0:51

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