An increasing number of Dutch are turning to the courts to change their first names, the Council for the Judiciary said on Friday. The Council does not have a clear explanation for the increase, NU.nl reports.
In order to change your given name, you need a lawyer to submit a petition. In 2015 a total of 503 people did so. In 2016 there were 583. And last year there was a small decrease to 576.