A child’s name

You have the right to have a name which is also a part of your identity. Your name is chosen and registered after you are born, therefore, your parents have the right to choose your name and have it registered by the State. 

Both your right to have a name and your parents’ right to choose a name for you are protected by the human right which is called the right to a private and a family life.

About this section

In this section, you can learn about your right to have a name and find out how to change it. You can find information about the choice of your name, its registration and change from a parent’s perspective in the section Parents

important This section is meant mainly for children and adolescents and, therefore, the information has been provided from their perspective and in a simplified manner. 

Last updated 08/11/2023