by Anna Von Reitz
It is apparent that a lot of people are confused about the name change issue.
All you are doing is a perfectly routine adult name change. Nothing fancy. Nothing hard. No arcane procedures. No Voo-Doo. Nothing. Just a plain old name change in state magistrate level court.
You are changing the "style" of your name from all capital letters like this: JOHN MICHAEL DOE to upper and lower case form like this: John Michael Doe.
Why are you doing this? The only explanation to the court is that you want your name to be expressed in its grammatically correct form. JOHN MICHAEL DOE is not a proper name in English. Period.
There isn't a judge on the planet competent to argue otherwise.
In fact, if he or she attempts to argue it, you pull out your sturdy copy of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, turn to Foreign Languages, Section 11:1147 and the description of Glossa and American Sign Language. Put that under their nose and tell them to take a deep sniff of the corruption.
So -- what are you doing besides choosing to use proper grammar?