Record a Change of Name
If your birth is registered in Scotland or you were legally adopted in Scotland, you may apply for a change of forename or surname to be recorded.
If you are under 16 years of age, the application must be made by a qualified applicant who is defined as follows:
- where only one parent has parental responsibilities in relation to the child, that parent;
- where both parents have such responsibilities in relation to the child, both parents; and
- where neither parent has such responsibilities, any other person who has such responsibilities.
For more information and an application form to apply to record a name change, please contact your local registrar or visit National Records of Scotland.
If you were born outwith Scotland, you should contact a registrar in your country of birth to find out what method is used in that country.
Elgin Registration Office
240 High Street