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How can I add a middle name to my baby's records?

Allen, TX |

When my baby was born, we couldn't decide on a middle name, and now we want to add one. How can we do that in the state of Texas?

Attorney Answers 2


  1. You may be able to amend the birth certificate. Check this website for instructions:

    http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/VS/reqproc/amendment.shtm


  2. I agree with Teri! It's the easiest way to start. Both parents would need to sign to amend the original birth certificate.

    If they refuse, you would need to do a name change. It can be done but it costs $$ and takes awhile.