Article 19. Name of the citizen.

1. A citizen acquires and exercises rights and obligations under his own name, including the surname and proper name, as well as the patronymic name, unless otherwise provided by law or national custom. In cases and in the manner prescribed by law, a citizen may use a pseudonym (a fictitious name). 2. A citizen has the right to change his name in the manner prescribed by law. A change of name by a citizen is not a basis for termination or change of his rights and obligations acquired under the same name. A citizen is obliged to take the necessary measures to notify his debtors and creditors about the change of his name and bears the risk of the consequences caused by the lack of information on the change of his name. A citizen who has changed his name shall have the right to demand the introduction of appropriate changes at his own expense in documents issued in his former name. 3. The name received by a citizen at birth, as well as the change of name shall be subject to registration in the manner prescribed for registration of acts of civil status. 4. The acquisition of rights and obligations under the name of another person is not allowed. 5. Harm caused to a citizen as a result of the unlawful use of his name shall be subject to compensation in accordance with this Code. If a citizen’s name is misused or used in ways or forms that affect his honor, dignity or business reputation, the rules provided for in Article 152 of this Code shall apply.

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Links to other articles of chapter 3. Citizens (individuals):
Article 17. Legal capacity of a citizen.
Article 18. The content of the legal capacity of citizens.
Article 20. Place of residence of a citizen.
Article 21. Capacity of a citizen.
Article 22. Inadmissibility of deprivation and restriction of the legal capacity and capacity of a citizen.
Article 23. Entrepreneurial activity of a citizen.
Article 24. Property responsibility of a citizen.
Article 25. Insolvency (bankruptcy) of an individual entrepreneur.
Article 26. The legal capacity of minors aged fourteen to eighteen years.
Article 27. Emancipation.
Article 28. The capacity of minors.
Article 29. Recognition of a citizen as incapable.
Article 30. Restricting the capacity of a citizen.
Article 31. Guardianship and trusteeship.
Article 32. Guardianship.
Article 33. Custody.
Article 34. Guardianship and Trusteeship.
Article 35. Trustees and trustees.
Article 36. Execution by guardians and trustees of their duties.
Article 37. Disposal of property of the ward.
Article 38. Trust management of the property of the ward.
Article 39. Release and removal of guardians and trustees from the performance of their duties.
Article 40. Termination of custody and guardianship.
Article 41. Patronage of capable citizens.
Article 42. Recognition of a citizen as missing.
Article 43. Consequences of recognizing a citizen as missing.
Article 44. Cancellation of the decision on recognition of a citizen as missing.
Article 45. Declaring a citizen dead.
Article 46. Consequences of the appearance of a citizen declared dead.
Article 47. Registration of acts of civil status.