578-13  Change of name.  The court may fix or change the given name and the family name of an adoptive minor child to the name stipulated by the adoptive parents or that name which is in the best interest of the child.

     The court may fix or change the given name and family name of an adoptive individual who is an adult at the time of the filing of the petition for adoption to the name stipulated by the adoptive parents or that name which is in the best interest of the adult. [RL 1945, pt of  12276; am L 1945, c 40, pt of  1; am L 1953, c 115, pt of  1; RL 1955,  331-13; HRS  578-13; am L 1973, c 211,  3(k); am L 1976, c 194,  1(7); am L 1987, c 278,  2]

 

Case Notes

 

  Change of family name is mandatory.  45 H. 69, 361 P.2d 1054.