—(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) where before the expiration of 12 months from the date of the birth of any child —
which was registered without a name, a name is given to the child; or
the name by which the child was registered is altered,
the registrar having the custody of the register in which the birth was registered, upon delivery to him at any time of a certificate in the prescribed form signed —
if the name was given or altered in baptism, either by the person who performed the rite of baptism or by the person who has the custody of the register (if any) in which the baptism is recorded;
if the name has not been given to the child in baptism, by the father, mother or guardian of the child or other person procuring the name of the child to be altered,
and upon payment to him by the person procuring the name mentioned in the certificate to be entered of the prescribed fee, shall, without any erasure of the original entry, forthwith enter in the register the name mentioned in the certificate as having been given to the child, and state upon the certificate the fact that the entry has been made.
(2) Not more than one entry under subsection (1) shall be made by the registrar in respect of any child.
(3) No alteration of any name shall be entered in any register under subsection (1) after a certified extract of the relevant entry in the register of births has been furnished to any person.
(4) Where the name of a child is given or altered in baptism the person who performed the rite of baptism or who has the custody of any register in which the baptism is recorded shall issue the certificate required under this section on payment of a fee not exceeding $1.
(5) This section shall not apply in relation to a still-born or deceased child and shall be without prejudice to section 12.