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Civil Rights (CVR) CHAPTER 6, ARTICLE 6
§ 63. Order. If the court to which the petition is presented is
satisfied thereby, or by the affidavit and certificate presented
therewith, that the petition is true, and that there is no reasonable
objection to the change of name proposed, and if the petition be to
change the name of an infant, that the interests of the infant will be
substantially promoted by the change, the court shall make an order
authorizing the petitioner to assume the name proposed. The order shall
further recite the date and place of birth of the applicant and, if the
applicant was born in the state of New York, such order shall set forth
the number of the applicant's birth certificate or that no birth
certificate is available. The order shall be directed to be entered and
the papers on which it was granted to be filed in the clerk's office of
the county in which the petitioner resides if they are an individual, or
in the office of the clerk of the civil court of the city of New York if
the order be made by that court.