trans, legal stuff question 

So, tl;dr, I'm planning to change my first name and last name as soon as I'm 18

I'm currently in ukraine but planning to Not live here as soon as possible, but either way, my deadname is ukrainian and my actual name is english

so I tried to find out if there are any restrictions on name changes but the only information I could find was "dont do crimes or we will reject it" so I thought I'd ask here in case anyone could maybe know

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trans, legal stuff question 

- while Agatha has a local version (Агата) and shouldn't be a problem, would an english last name that doesn't have a local version be rejected?
- is there a way to ensure that it won't be butchered by being transliterated from english to ukrainian to english?

i dunno if there's anyone on fedi who could know but oh well

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other than that, it seems that anyone can change their name after 16, but if they're trans they have to wait until 18

i wish any of this stuff was easy to find out and not buried in unreadable government websites

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@AgathaSorceress i checked ukranian wikipedia for the people your name ideas are from and got Лавлейс and Валентин

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@chemelia yeah but i'm not sure if they'll accept something like that

ive heard that in some countries you can only use names that are common in the country, but i cant find anything about here

trans, legal stuff question 

@AgathaSorceress No idea. I stuck Агата into Google Translate with detect language and it came out as "Agatha" in English, so that part of it at least should be fine. Monolingual English speakers already have a problem with diacritics though, so do be prepared for them not to understand how to use Cyrillic at all. I don't speak Ukranian, so I can't help with digging up the legal text for the name change procedure/restrictions. Good luck!

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