• Here are some of the most popular reasons people decide to change their names.

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja and Nakuru Gubernatorial aspirant Susan Kihika at ASK ground in Nakuru for UDA political rally.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja and Nakuru Gubernatorial aspirant Susan Kihika at ASK ground in Nakuru for UDA political rally.
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Most personalities usually take on aliases to personify an alter ego that will be the face of their craft.

With the election period kicking off, Keroche Breweries heiress Anerlisa Muigai's mother changed her name legally.

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According to Legalzoom.com, there are a number of reasons why people change their names.

Here are some of the most popular reasons people decide to change their names.

1. They dislike their Current Name

2. They change their name following a divorce

3. In rare cases, you will find a husband taking on the wife's name upon marriage

4. If a parent is changing the child's surname to mother's or father's. This could come into play in the case of an absent father, a mother may wish to have a child's surname changed to hers.

5. If a formerly absent father is now in the picture, a name change to the father's surname may also be desired.

6. Couples combining or hyphenating surnames to form a new one

7. When one desires a less or more "Ethnic" name by opting to adopt a new one.

8. On the other hand, some individuals would like to reclaim their ethnic heritage by returning to a surname that may have been lost over the years or by adopting a new one.

9. Transgender name changes

10. Religious reasons either converting from one religion to another

11. Change the name as a political statement and enforce brand recognistion.

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