10A NCAC 41H .0904       ADDING NAMES

(a)  If a birth certificate does not indicate a given name, the State Registrar shall add the name when requested on a form prescribed by the State Registrar, properly notarized and signed by the registrant if of legal age or by one or both parents or guardians of a minor child.  If a person is over five years of age, the request must be supported by at least one piece of documentary evidence.  If a person is five years old or younger, the documentary evidence shall be requested but shall not be required if medical or school records have not been established.

(b)  If a birth certificate does not indicate a surname, the State Registrar shall add the surname on receipt of a request properly notarized and signed by both parents or guardians if the child was born in wedlock or by the mother or both guardians if born out of wedlock.  If the request is supported by documentary evidence, only one signature shall be required.  After the child has reached his sixth birthday, documentary evidence of the established surname shall be required to add the surname.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑92(7);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 15, 1977;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1982.