Name Change Service

Change your name to the one you want!

  We Can help you to make a Legal Name Change by Providing Necessary Forms...

 

 
   

A [good] name [is] rather to be chosen than great riches, [and] loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Pro 22:1

Choosing a Hebrew-Ethiopian RasTafari Name

The changing of a name for the Hebrew-Ethiopian RasTafari convert is highly recommended, following the holy spirit signals the embracing of a your new or renewed found love in the true faith. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:2

Your new chosen name is a purposeful identification of your renewed mind as well as a mindful statement that you are not conformed to this world. "A convert is as a newborn child, ልጅ lidj or lij." A new person needs a new name. That is why the LOJ Ministers advise that converts should choose Hebrew-Ethiopian names for their new RasTafari lives.

Click Here & View, Amharic Names List 

 

More specific reasons why LOJ advises that our people change their name:

1. As a Hebrew-Ethiopian RasTafari and Registered member of  THE LION OF JUDAH SOCIETY, upon declaration of FAITH, a RIGHTEOUS NAME (ATTRIBUTE) of ALMIGHTY GOD YAHWEH is PRESCRIBED.

2. HISTORICAL - Because you HONESTLY BELIEVE that your name that is on your IDENTIFICATION has NO CONNECTION with your true ANCESTRY, HERITAGE, or ORIGIN.

 

Overview

For those of you who desire to be known by your newly chosen name instead of the one you were given at birth, or the one which you received through adoption or marriage, you can file today. Remember that Changing your name is a common act recognized throughout the U.S. and may be achieved by following the process established by each state's legal court system.

You can easily petition and obtain a court-ordered name change that, once granted, you will be allowed to alter your name on all of your formal records i.e. Birth Certificate; Social Security; Passport and other legal documents. Changing your name legally, through the court system, also assures that your personal identity and history will remain connected to your new name.

Process

Name Change Petition - Do It Yourself Now: (More Forms will be added very soon)

Simply Download Forms & Instructions Below, print out, fill in form and submit to your designated courthouse for processing.

Please note: The forms below are meant to provide basic information for proceeding with a name change application. Before starting a proceeding, check with the court in your local jurisdiction. Get Started:

STATE NAME CHANGE FORM INSTRUCTIONS FILING FEE WHERE TO FILE?
      May Vary In Your County

NEW YORK

 Petition for Individual Adult Change of Name (CIV-GP-82A)

 Name Change Order

 Consent (CIV-GP-82C)

Petition for Individual Minor's Change of Name (CIV-GP-82M)

General Instructions (CIV-GP-81)

Sample Publication Notice

Supreme Court $210

NYC Civil Court $65.00

Bronx 851 Grand Concourse Bronx NY 10451

Basement - Window 10 / 718 618-2566

Kings 141 Livingston Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Room 906 / 347 404-9030

New York 111 Centre Street New York, NY 10013

Room 118 Window 10 / 646 386-5609

Queens 89 - 17 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11435

Room 357 / 718 262-7180

Richmond 927 Castleton Ave Staten Island, NY 10310 Basement / 718-675-8455

         

CALIFORNIA

Petition for Change of Name (Form NC-100)

Attachment to Petition for Change of Name (Form NC-110)

Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (Form NC-120)

Civil Case Cover Sheet (Form CM-010)

General Instructions

(on page 2)

$435.00

California Clerk of Court’s Offices

         

FLORIDA

Petition for Change of Name (Adult)

Final Judgment of Change of Name (Adult)

General Instructions

$200

Florida Clerk of Court’s Offices

         
         
         
         

 

Name Change FAQs

What does a court ordered name change entail?

Petitioning and publishing are the two basic steps you'll need to take in order to have a court issue a decree that orders your official name change. Petitioning means filling out the appropriate form or forms and filing them (paying the required fee) in the court that claims jurisdiction (normally, the one nearest or that services the area of your residence). In nearly every state the petitioner or person legally overseeing the name change process is required to publish notice in a local newspaper of the intended name change. You may also be required to give notice to specific individuals or organizations that have an interest in your name change. If someone objects to your new name, you may have to appear in court to show cause as to why you are entitled to your new name.

 

Will my name change affect any benefits to which I'm entitled?

No. Your benefits -alimony, child support, Social Security payments, disability benefits- are yours. You are entitled to them regardless of what you choose to call yourself legally. Only a name change due to marriage may affect your Social Security benefits. However, in this instance it's getting married that is the determining factor and not the name change.

If you are an adult who has been disabled since childhood, these types of benefits generally stop once you get married. There are some circumstances in which your benefits may be protected if you marry.

Since the rules are different for different situations, you should consult a Social Security representative for the impact that marriage may have on any benefits you are currently receiving. Whatever situation is applicable, you will need to inform all appropriate authorities of your new name, in writing and usually with a certified copy of your name change decree.

 

What is legally required for me to change my name?

Residency, jurisdiction and legal grounds are the determining factors when filing to change your name. The residency requirement entails your living in the area in which you intend to file your name change petition for at least six months prior to filing your petition. Jurisdiction means that your petition must be filed within the court district nearest your residence. Having legal grounds means you have good reason to be petitioning for your name change-i.e., that you have had a religious conversion, that you wish to make a connection with your true ancestry, heritage or origin, that you wish to maintain your identity in business, that your name needs to be shortened, etc.

 

How is a name change different for a minor vs. adult?

While adults are legally allowed to proceed with a name change on their own, a minor must rely on adult individuals to drive the process. Usually, a minor's natural parents are responsible for filling out the name change petition and overseeing the name change process when a minor is involved. If only one parent is involved, the consent of the other parent may also be required. There are many instances in which a natural parent may be imprisoned, lives in another state or country or cannot be located at all. In these types of situation, legal custody and parental notice are very important. It's incumbent on the court to make name change determinations based on the best interests of the applying minor.

 

What documents are required for changing my name?

Although the exact forms and their titles for the name change process vary from state to state, and even from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, you will always start by filing a Petition for Change of Name. In Los Angeles County, for example, you are also required to file a form entitled Order to Show Cause for Change of Name. This form gives interested parties the opportunity to object to your name change. If anyone objects, then a hearing is set to discuss the objection. Finally, you'll need a Decree Changing Name, which is the actual order that authorizes your name change and which becomes the official record of your name change.

 

Where do I file my name change petition?

In most cases you will file your petition in the civil court system presiding over the county and the branch that correlates to the area in which you reside.  

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Requesting a Hebrew-Ethiopian RasTafari Name Consultation

 

Because of popular demand we are now offering Amharic name consultation for a small fee of $35. We can help you find a good Amharic name from our database list of many names.  Let us know what kind of name you would like whether it be a Biblical name, or a Historical name, or Traditional name, or Places etc...  We will help you make a choice, show you how your name is written in the Amharic characters as well as the definition meaning of your chosen name in PDF, .JPG, .GIF formats.

 

To help you get started, below you will find a variety of Amharic names listed in different categories along with some of their meanings and or descriptions.  We will provide you the meanings and Amharic spelling for any of the names written below without their description as well as help you find other names you may prefer from our very large Names Database.

 

Your Request for an Amharic Name Consultation will include a telephone consultation, or skype, yahoo or other chat service if you prefer.  This consultation will also include your chosen name translated, defined and written in the Amharic script which we will send to your email address in the format of your choice.

 

If you do not have a Credit Card, PayPal account or would prefer to order by mail, please send check or international money order to the address below.

Lion Of Judah Society

305A Halsey Street

Brooklyn, NY 11216

United States

ATTN: Name Consultation

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Note: If you are unable to see the text in Amharic font below, please download the GF Zemen font.

Windows 95/98

Windows NT/2000/XP

Installation Instructions

Amharic98.zip

Amharic00.zip

Download and open with a unzip utility
and install it into your Windows' font folder.
You may need to restart your computer.

Amharic98.exe

Amharic00.exe

Download and double click on the file.
It will extract into your fonts folder automatically.
You may need to restart your computer or open the GF Zemen font in the C:\windows\fonts folder.

 

Ethiopian, Amharic Names & Their Meanings    (Request Consultation)

Name Pronunciation Meaning Amharic Script
AlemNeh (m)
AlemNesh
(f)
AlämNäh
AlämNäš
You are the world ዓለምነህ
ዓለም ነሽ
Alemayehu (m) Alämayyähu I saw the world ዓለማየሁ
Alem Begrwa (f) Aläm Bägrwa The world under her foot ዓለም በግሯ
Aleme Werk (f) Alämä Wärk’ A world of gold ዓለም ወርቅ
Alem Seged (m) Aläm Sägäd The world bowed ዓለም ሰገድ
Mulu Alem (m/f) Mulu’aläm Full, complete world ሙሉዓለም
Andualem (m) Andu’aläm The one world አንዱዓለም
Bezualem (m/f) Bïzu’aläm Abundant world ብዙዓለም
Banchi Alem (f) Banči Aläm By your world ባንቺ ዓለም
Wendimalem (m) Wändïmmaläm Brother of the world ወንድማለም
Yergalem (m) Yïrgaaläm May the world be calm! ይርጋለም

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Biblical names                                                    (Request Consultation)

male

Female

Meaning

Adamu

Genet

Adam

Martha

Ahadu

Helen

Gere Mariam

Sara

Gebre Hana

Elsa

Gebre Kiristos

Elsabet/Elizabeth

Gebre'El/Gabrial

Tsedey

Mechela

Maryam

Samuel

Rahel

Daniel

Aster

Beniam/Benyam

Samrawit

Mikiyas/Mikias

Sosena

Yohannes/John

Amsale

Marqos/Markos/Marc Tehetena
Deborah

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Ethiopian Names (mostly Amharic names)       (Request Consultation)

male

Female

Meaning

Abebe

Abebech

Blooming like flower

Kebede

kebedech

Getting heavy

Asnake

Asnaku/Asnakech

Become better than others

Bogale

Bogalech

Glowing, getting brighter 

Demeke

Demekech

Getting brighter

Werkneh

Worknesh

You are a gold

Alem

Alem

World

Mihiret/Meheret

Mihiret/Meheret

Mercy/ pardon 

Mulu Alem

mulu Alem

Whole world

Mulu Ken

Mulu ken

Whole day (good day)

Meseret

Meseret

Base

Nigus/Negus

Nigist/Negest

King/Queen

Li'ul

Li'lit

Prince/Princess 

Birhanu/Berhanu

His light

Melku

His image

Zema

Zema

Melody

Alem

Alem

World

Alemu

His world

Alem Neh

AlemNesh

You are the world

Lake

Lakech

Getting better

Lemma

Growing better, 

Wendimu

His brother

Tesfaye

My hope

Tesfa

Hope

Tesfaneh

Tesfanesh

You are Hope

Birhan

Birhan

Light

Birhan'neh

Birhan'nesh

You are light

Mebrate

my light

Mebreatu

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Places                                                                    (Request Consultation)

male

Female

Gojjam

Gojjam

Shewa Shewa
Gonder Gonder
Addis  Addis
Dese Dese
medina
Israel
China

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Ethnic names                                                    (Request Consultation)

male

Female

zeberga

welkite

goto

guma

gofa

maki

bedilu

debelo

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Best-wishing names                                          (Request Consultation)

male

Female

Meaning

Desta

Desta

happiness

Tena

Health

Fikre

Fikre

love

Selam

Peace

Tirunih

Tirunesh

You are good

Melkamu

Melkam

Better

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Precious Stone Names...                                 (Request Consultation)

male

Female

Meaning

Almaz

Diamond

Almaznesh

You are a Diamond

Einku

Workneh

Worknesh

You are a good

Wok Wiha/Yework wiha

Golden water

Afework

Golden mouth

Amde Work

Golden column 

Yework Zaff

Golden tree

Wedu/Widu

You are expensive

Biru

You are Silver (Ethiopian currency called Birr) 

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Other Ethiopian Traditional Names                      (Request Consultation)

Name

Meaning

Gender

Taye

 

M

Wasie

 

M

Mengistu

 

M

Teshale

 

M

Wagaye

 

M/F

Desta

 

M/F

Ketema

 

M

Getachew

 

M

Tesfaye

 

M

Tesfahun

 

M

Alebachew 

 

M/F

Amare

 

M

Demelash

 

M/F

Endihnew

 

Etenesh

 

Fantanesh

 

Fisseha

 

M 

Fregenet

 

Gebre

 

Gebru

 

Girume/Grum 

 

Hiwot

 

M/F 

Lulu

 

F 

Kassahun

 

Maru 

 

Meaza

 

Misrak

 

M/F 

Minale

 

Mulu 

 

M/F 

Mulugeta

 

Negash

 

Shiferaw

 

Tenagne

 

Tigabu

 

Tirunesh

 

Tsegay

 

Wubet  

 

M/F 

Yeshiemebet

 

Firehiwot

 

Aberash

 

Abtew

 

Adera

 

M/F 

Adisalem

 

M/F 

Akiliu

 

Alem

 

M/F 

AlemayEhu

 

Alemseghed

 

Aneteneh

 

Aschalew

 

Ashenafi

 

Asmamaw

 

Asnakech

 

Assefa 

 

Belaynesh

 

Belete

 

Bizuayehu 

 

M/F 

Bishaw

 

Bezawork

 

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