Name Giving

Name giving can either take place by notifying the Catholic Church where you reside, or by baptism, or by notifying the Lutheran Church (Folkekirken) where the mother resides. In South Jutland (Sønderjylland) the local registry or registrar of birth must be notified of the name given to the child before baptism takes place. A child must be given a name before it is six months old. (See Birth and Baptism).