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If you decide to change your child's first name(s) within 12 months of the date of the birth being registered, you can do so on the original birth registration.
If the child has been baptised in the Christian faith within 12 months of being registered you can get a form from the Register Office to take to the Minister of the Church where the child was baptised. Once this form has been completed it needs to be returned to the Register Office and the new names can be added. 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 buy certified copies from this new registration.
If the child has not been baptised the parents can complete a form at the Register Office. Once again this can be done at any time after the birth as long as it can be proved that the change of name took place within 12 months of the birth being registered. Once the form has been completed the amended name(s) will be added to the original birth registration. Certified copies of the amended registration can then be bought.
The cost to change your child's first name(s) will be £40.