Older Uniform Acts

Uniform Vital Statistics Act (1987)

Name of child

4. (1) The surname of a child shall be registered as follows:

(a) if only one parent completes the form under section 3, the surname shall be the one chosen by that parent;

(b) if both parents complete the form under section 3, the surname shall be a surname chosen by both of them;

(c) if both parents complete the form under section 3, but do not agree on the child's surname the surname shall be

(i) the parents' surname, if they have the same surname, or

(ii) a surname consisting of both parents' surnames hyphenated or combined in alphabetical order, if they have different surnames;

(d) if a person who is not the child's parent completes the form under section 3, the surname shall be

(i) the parents' surname, if they have the same surname,

(ii) a surname consisting of both parents' surnames hyphenated or combined in alphabetical order, if they have different surnames, or

(iii) if only one parent is known, that parent's surname

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), no surname shall contain more than 2 surnames hyphenated or combined, and if the mother or father or both have a hyphenated surname, only one of the names in that surname shall be used.

(3) For the purpose of subsection (1)(c)(ii) and (d)(ii), if subsection (2) applies, the one name to be used is the name that alphabetically precedes the other.

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2020 Annual Meeting

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August 9 – 13, 2020