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Question: We added a middle name to our son's name after we turned in the hospital paperwork. I sent off for his official birth certificate and noticed that it does not have the added second middle name. He is two now, what do I need to ensure that both of his middle names are part of his legal name and on his birth certificate?

Answer:

A person may be able to make a correction to a birth certificate through the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records. To see the procedure for making a correction to a birth certificate, see the Office of Vital Records webpage. This procedure is for corrections or administrative errors.

If you gave your son a middle name after turning in the paperwork, the procedure may change depending on the amount of time between the birth of your son and the amendment request. You may want to check with the office of vital records to find out the exact procedure that applies in your situation.

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  • We added a middle name to our son's name after we turned in the hospital paperwork. I sent off for his official birth certificate and noticed that it does not have the added second middle name. He is two now, what do I need to ensure that both of his middle names are part of his legal name and on his birth certificate?

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