Following the discussion about people's names in Halacha,

Is there any obligation and a way of registering names in the Halacha?

Is there an authority responsible for registering names - a Bais Din or a Rabbi of the community, whose job is to register the babies names and the changes and share them between the communities?

For example, I was born Eli - who's witnessing that I'm Eli? And what if tomorrow I move to Tel Aviv and call myself Hayim? Then two people know me by different names and they can't testify in capital crimes or Kiddushin and Gittin.

I know that the IDs is a very recent invention, but how the Halachah addresses that?

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    "and they can't testify in capital crimes or Kiddushin and Gittin" Huh? What does your name have to do with testimony? – Double AA Dec 4 at 16:17
  • @DoubleAA THis is off-topic, I only mentioned examples. You might answer that that is not needed of registration as there's no importance to the names. – Al Berko Dec 4 at 16:26
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    People with multiple names is an old problem sefaria.org.il/Mishnah_Gittin.4.2?lang=bi – Joel K Dec 4 at 17:57
  • With reference to moving to a different location, I believe that a person's name/identity is is established by using it for 30 days. – IsraelReader Dec 4 at 19:45
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    What would be the point, if not for just tracking people? The world functioned for thousands of years without this. The only reason we have this today is for governments to track people entering and leaving countries, and for applying social services to people. Theoretically, if you didn't use medical aid, didn't travel you wouldn't any ID. – user18362 Dec 4 at 21:55

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