Change Name within 12 Months of Birth

This Affidavit may be used to change the name of a child within the first 12 months after birth. This Affidavit must be accompanied by a written request from both parents in order to change the name of a child on the original birth certificate. If only one parent is named on the certificate then only that parent need complete the written request and Affidavit to Change the Name.​

Click here to download the Affidavit form.​

The child’s name may be changed once through this Affidavit, additional changes, or if the child is over one year of age, require a Court Order or Legal Proceedings (document from the court)  to change the child’s name.