674.7 COPY TO IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
When the court grants a decree of change of name, the clerk of the
court shall furnish the petitioner with a certified copy of the
decree and mail an abstract of a decree requiring a name change to be
reflected on a birth certificate to the state registrar of vital
statistics of the Iowa department of public health on a form provided
by the state registrar.
674.8 COPY TO COUNTIES.
The clerk of the court shall send a certified copy of the decree
to the recorder's office in every county in this state where real
property is owned by the petitioner.
674.9 FORMER NAME INDICATED.
Any new birth certificate issued to a person granted a change of
name shall reflect the former name of the person issued the new birth
Changing the name of something that is not your's is still not your's
A name change is a clean slate. It does not change ones status.