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Guam Code Annotated 3108

Choices of Name Upon Marriage.

(a) Upon entering into a contract of marriage, a spouse may elect to retain his or her surname before marriage as his or her surname after marriage, or a spouse may elect to adopt any of the following surnames: (1) the current surname of the other spouse; (2) the surname of either spouse given at birth; (3) a combination of surnames; or (4) either spouse may elect to hyphenate his or her surname with the surname of the other spouse. (b) Upon entering into a contract of marriage, a spouse may elect to retain his or her middle name before marriage as his or her middle name after marriage, or a spouse may elect to adopt any of the following middle names: (1) the current surname of either spouse; (2) the surname of either spouse given at birth; (3) a combination of the spouse’s current middle name, and the current surname of the other spouse; (4) a combination of the spouse’s current middle name and surname; (5) a combination of the spouse’s current middle name and the spouse’s surname given at birth; or (6) a combination of the spouse’s current middle name, and the other spouse’s surname given at birth. (c) An election by a person to change his or her name pursuant to this Section shall serve as a record of the name change. A certified copy of a marriage certificate indicating a person’s new name, or retaining the former name, shall constitute proof that the use of the new name or retention of the former name is lawful.

(CC § 64. R/R by P.L. 12-112 (Mar. 25, 1974). Amended by P.L. 29-037:1 (Oct. 25, 2007), and P.L. 33-065:6 (Aug. 25, 2015). Repealed and reenacted by P.L. 34-065:2 (Nov. 9, 2017), effective 180 days after enactment.)


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