Bearing the name 'Al Ku`lah'

A: The word (Ka`l) indicates censured and disgusting meanings such as meanness, negritude, shortness, dirtiness, vomiting, niggardliness and the like as mentioned by the compiler of Al-Qamus [Dictionary]. If you desire to change your surname from (Al Ka`lah) to (Al Hady) which is a name of your ancestors, there is no harm in that after completing the regular procedures in Civil Affairs.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.