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can i get rid of a middle name once the name has been registered?

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3ofeach Sun 06-Sep-09 19:05:56

my DD is 4 months old
Her name is K.... Ellie V..... surname

have really had trouble with Ellie from the start and it was DH's choice not mine. I feel that, rightly or wrongly, it is not a 'real' name but is a nn, plus not to my taste

Ideally would like to delete it altogether and use Hope instead for personal and family reasons. DH has caved n to my demands (grin)

Do you know if i can do this - do i just need to go back to the registry office and re regster as K..... Hope V.... ( surname )

DiamondHead Sun 06-Sep-09 19:09:11

Yes.
Ring the registry office. In my case they sent me a small form which I filled in. I then made an appointment and they changed the name on the register and issued a new birth certificate.

There's a box at the bottom of the birth certificate, box 17 for change of name. We added a middle name, my ds's original name is still at the top of the certificate.

MamaLazarou Sun 06-Sep-09 19:10:27

It is very easily done.

You are right: Ellie is a nickname (it's short for Elephant).

3ofeach Mon 07-Sep-09 18:55:04

thank you
knew you could add names before 1 year but was not sure if you could remove any

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