Name change?

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Does anyone know why my child’s first and last name have changed? I got a letter saying her birthday changed, and now I noticed her name has changed too. Will I get a letter describing why?
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Tami Stillwell Gaines

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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Tami! Thank you so much for reaching out to us with this query. There are different reasons a child's name may change, and I would be happy to look into your account for you on this! In order for me to do some more research, would you please provide me with your sponsor number or your child's ID number? Sadly, I couldn't find an account for you based on the email address you provided here.
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Tami Stillwell Gaines

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Thank you for looking into this. I’ve attached a screenshot of her information. Her name was Maafua Oforiwaa Afuah and now it’s Beverly Oforiwaa Antwi.
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Thank you so much for your reply! I have sent an inquiry to Bervely's Compassion center requesting more information about why her name suddenly changed. We should have a response in about 30 days. Once we hear back from our team in Ghana, we will let you know what they found out. 
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Tami Stillwell Gaines

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Just checking to see if there is any feedback from the team in Ghana.
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Tami! We did indeed hear back from our team in Ghana. I'm sorry we hadn't gotten the change to proactively reach out to you yet! According to what they sent us, your child's family recently brought a baptismal certificate to the center and request that her name be changed from  Maafua Oforiwaa Afuah to Bervely Oforiwaa Antwi. Her full name did change; however, her preferred name / nickname is still Maafua. Please let us know if you have any more questions about this!
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Tami Stillwell Gaines

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Thank you so much for replying. I will continue to call her Maafua!