Changing your child's name

Changing your child's forename(s) within 12 months of the registration

A new or additional forename (or forenames) may be given to a child within 12 months after the registration of birth, whether in baptism or not may be recorded in the birth entry at any time after its completion.

A consideration fee of £40.00 is payable (an additional fee is also payable for a new birth certificate, if required).

Full details, including the relevant forms, are available from Worcestershire Registration Services. Please call us on 01905 768181 or email: registeroffice@worcestershire.gov.uk.

Please note that it is not possible to change your child's surname by this method.

Changing your child's surname

You may be able to change your child's surname on the registration in certain circumstances:

Re-register a birth

A change of name deed (Deed Poll)

We no longer offer a change of name deed (Deed Poll) service for anyone under the age of 18.