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Births

Births - Baby in Cott

A birth must be registered in the district in which it occurred.  If the birth took place in another district we can still register it by declaration, you can make an appointment to do this at any of our ten registration offices.

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Mother with baby

Registering a birth

Information about who can register the birth and where and when the birth should be registered.

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Baby holding parents hand

Naming the child

Information about choice of surname, change of names, corrections to the register entry, re registering the birth and how to celebrate the birth.

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Parent with child on his shoulders

Naming ceremony

Details about naming ceremonies, the cost, ceremony content and possible locations for a ceremony.

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