I'm talking about a person's name. For example:

He wanted to change his __ at the registation office.

I searched on Google. But the results are kind of strange, and I'm not very sure if they are commonly used.

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Even though I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, consider these terms:

first name (or less commonly forename) - if your full name is John Doe, your first name would be John

given name - if your full name is John Doe, your given name would be John because that's the name you were given by your parents when you were born.

user name - your user name on this website is alex.

screen name - pretty much the same thing as user name, but the only difference is that you hear this term more often used when, for example, calling a live TV show over the phone and they're going to use a screen name of your choosing instead of your real name to address you.

I guess given name would be the term you're looking for.

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    You missed "surname", "last name" and "Christian name"... – Mr Lister Nov 14 '16 at 7:10
  • I've given enough information I think. The rest can be easily looked up in Wikipedia. – Michael Rybkin Nov 14 '16 at 7:19

"Identity" - may be a possible word to replace name, qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and/or expressions that make a person. Especially if we are mentioning a passport or some other document.

"cognomen" - if we speak of a Latin word. See also 'nomen':

Surname, any name, especially a nickname, the third and commonly the last name of a citizen of ancient Rome, indicating the person's house or family, as “Caesar” in “Gaius Julius Caesar.”.

But I still agree with most comments that "name" would perfectly fit.

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