North Carolina General Assembly
NC General Statutes
Chapter 101 - Names of Persons.
The Statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly website reflect changes made in the
legislative session, through 7/30/2016.
§ 101-1. Legislature may regulate change by general but not private law.
§ 101-2. Procedure for changing name; petition; notice.
§ 101-3. Contents of petition.
§ 101-4. Proof of good character to accompany petition.
§ 101-5. Name change application requirements; grounds for clerk to order or deny name change; certificate and record.
§ 101-6. Effect of change; only one change, except as provided.
§ 101-7. Recording name change.
§ 101-8. Resumption of name by widow or widower.