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Old 12-01-19, 06:37
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I seem to recall that Nell had a problem with an Irishman using two different names.

I wonder if Michael is a baptismal name, rather than the name he was born with?
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Old 12-01-19, 08:14
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I seem to recall that Nell had a problem with an Irishman using two different names.

I wonder if Michael is a baptismal name, rather than the name he was born with?
I can’t find anything in Irish records. I have discovered from his second marriage record that his fathers name was Michael too. Michael Lally. Perhaps his mothers maiden name was Sheppard.
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Old 13-01-19, 12:43
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He may not have reverted to his original name at death but whoever registered it did it in his real name as it is a legal document.
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In the UK there was no such thing as a legal name. Your name is whatever you call yourself as long as there is no intention to criminally deceive or impersonate.

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Old 13-01-19, 22:28
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Thanks OC.

Here we can change our name but we have to stick to one at a time.

I thought we had to assume a new name but couldn't change it legally until we had used it for a year but I know a family that changed their surname basically on a whim and changed one of the kids names totally.

There is no one central place to record name changes though. In QLD they can go into a local court and do it so unless you know to go looking at that court the change of name is totally untraceable.
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