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.
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
What the Registrar will need to know
help you to prepare for your visit to know that the Registrar will
require the following information:
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