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Registering the birth of your new baby must, by law, be done within six weeks of its occurrence. You can do this at the Register Office in the district where the birth occurred. Alternatively, you can go to any Register Office in England and Wales and make a declaration of the particulars required for registration purposes.

If you opt to make a declaration, the Registrar will send the details to the appropriate Register Office. Any birth certificates you require and a doctor's registration form will be sent to you by post.
 

Naming your baby


Choosing your baby's name is a personal matter, and popular names for girls and boys vary from year to year. The Government Statistical Office publishes a list of the Top 5 names every year.
 

Naming Ceremonies

 
When families are celebrating the birth of a new baby, they often feel the need for a special occasion to gather together their closest family and friends. Baby Naming Ceremonies
 

What the Registrar will need to know


It may help you to prepare for your visit to know that the Registrar will require the following information:
  • Baby
    • The date and place of baby's birth. In the case of twins, triplets, etc. the times of each birth as well.
    • The sex of your baby.
    • The full name your baby will be given.

     
  • Father (Where these details are to be recorded in the register)
    • His full name.
    • His date and place of birth.
    • His occupation or, if unemployed, his previous occupation.

     
  • Mother
    • Her full name, and any surname that may have been used before marriage.
    • Her date and place of birth.
    • Her address.
    • Her occupation, if required.
    • Her date of marriage, if applicable.
    • The number of previous children born to her, and any stillborn children.

Contacts

 
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