58. The registrar of civil status has the authority to authorize a change of name for a serious reason in every case that does not come under the jurisdiction of the court, and in particular where the name generally used does not correspond to that appearing in the act of birth, where the name is of foreign origin or too difficult to pronounce or write in its original form or where the name invites ridicule or has become infamous.
The registrar also has such authority where a person applies for the addition to the surname of a part taken from the surname of the father or mother, as declared in the act of birth.
1991, c. 64, a. 58; I.N. 2014-05-01.