Birth, death and marriage certificates

How to change your name

If you or your child was born in Scotland or legally adopted here, you apply to the Registrar General to change you or your child's name.

If the person is under 16 years, please ask for advice as there are rules about parental responsibilities.


The fee is £40. For family applications, the fee is £40 for the first family member and £10 for each subsequent family member when applied for at the same time. The cost of a full birth certificate with the new name is £15.