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Change or Add a Child’s Name

Affidavits may be used with the following guidelines.

Age < 1:

  1. Any part of the name can be added or changed without documentation.

Age 1-6:

  1. 1. First and middle name can be added or changed without documentation.

  2. 2. Surname can be added or changed but must match the father’s surname or a combo of mother and father’s surname.

  3. 3. If no father is listed then the surname must match the mother’s maiden name

Age > 6:

  1. 1. First and middle name can be added or changed.

  2. 2. Surname can be added but not changed.

  3. 3. Surname must match the father’s surname or a combo of mother and father’s surname.

  4. 4. If no father is listed then the surname must match the mother’s maiden name.

The affidavit will need to be submitted with two  forms of documentation, but minor spelling error or typos do not require documentation. Any other amendments require a court order.

Amendment that require a court order must have a certified copy of the order submitted.


Affidavit to Amend a vital record.

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