Why do we need aliases?
Why Use an Alias? An alias can be any name used in place of a birth name. While there may be legitimate reasons for using another name, this is often used by criminals, as they dont wish to have their true identity revealed, or they have a short nickname they go by instead of their birth name.
Is it illegal to live under an alias?
Generally, a person can use whatever name they wish, however, legal documents issued, such as drivers licenses, will require proof, such as a birth certificate and may require a legal change of name if the alias is used.
Is an alias the same as a maiden name?
Aliases are any names you have legally had. For example, this may be your maiden name.
Can a person have an alias?
Generally, a person is entitled to using an alias if they choose to do so. However, most legal documents that require proof or validity of identity may be necessary and often a legal name change is also legally needed. On the other hand, an alias is just a name that has not been legally assigned, but is used.