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A child must be registered at birth in accordance with the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, and the first name and surname registered at that time are to be the ones it is intended the child should be known by. It is possible, however, for there to be a change in the first name and/or surname that a child is known by subsequent to registration. If a parent wishes to make such a change, they should consult anyone else who holds parental responsibility for the child. If the proposed change of name is disputed by someone who holds parental responsibility, an application will need to be made to the court. The application should eithe
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