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Can I change the names on my child’s birth certificate?
You can change your child's first name(s) on the birth certificate within 12
months of the date of the original registration. You will need to complete a
simple form which is available from the registrar. The new forename(s) will
appear in space 17 of the Birth Certificate.
Alternatively, if the child has been baptised in the Christian faith within 12
months of the date of the original registration you can obtain a form from
the Register Office to take to the Minister of the Church in which the child
was baptised. Once this form has been completed the registrar will add the
new name(s) to space 17. This process can be done at any time after the
birth as long as the baptism took place within 12 months of the registration.
You can then purchase certified copies from this amended registration.
Please remember that surnames (Family Name) cannot be changed except
through re-registration and adoption.
Most Popular Names for babies in England and Wales in 2013
Boys
Girls
Boys
Girls
1
Harry
Amelia
6 Thomas
Ava
2 Oliver
Olivia
7 Alfie
Mia
3 Jack
Jessica
8 Riley
Isla
4 Charlie
Emily
9 William Sophie
5 Jacob
Lily
10 James
Isabella
Source: Office of National Statistics,
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