If my baby is born in Kingston Hospital what will be the place of birth?' London' or 'Kingston Upon Thames'?

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If my baby is born in Kingston Hospital what will be the place of birth?' London' or 'Kingston Upon Thames'?

Postby Mirjana » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:33 am

If my baby is born in Kingston Hospital what will be the place of birth?' London' or 'Kingston Upon Thames'?
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Re: If my baby is born in Kingston Hospital what will be the place of birth?' London' or 'Kingston Upon Thames'?

Postby Starr » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:24 am

Hello, yes it will be listed as Kingston Upon Thames. Like you I lived in Putney an was surprised by the birth certificate!
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Postby pkmang » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:16 am

My kids were born at St Thomas and their place of birth is listed as 'Lambeth'. I was disappointed.

 
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Postby vsim1980 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:41 am

@ pkmang Why were you disappointed about your child’s place of birth being Lambeth?
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Postby pkmang » Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:13 am

I think like the first poster I expected it to say London. Now in their passport is says “Place of Birth: Lambeth” and people will just ask “where?”
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Postby sidmeister » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:13 am

Look, it could be a lot worse than Lambeth. ;-) I was born in a town in India with a very long name; British passports are not designed to have more than a certain number of characters in the place of birth field so not only do I have a difficult-to-pronounce birthplace on my passport, the name is truncated. :D

My thoughts go out to those born in llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
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Postby WandsworthDad » Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:09 pm

It will say Kingston upon Thames and on their passport too. That didn’t stop us and we had a good experience (12 years ago)
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Postby dudette » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:02 pm

If you want somewhere posher sounding you might want to consider Chelsea and Westminster!
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Postby MagnoliaMum » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:39 pm

Our first child was born in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as we were living near there. For the next one we'd moved to Clapham and chose St George's for the birth, as it was a lot closer. Consequently one child has 'Chelsea' as a birthplace, the other 'Tooting'!
It has never mattered, in fact the kids think it very amusing. So I would focus on other issues when choosing your hospital...
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Postby Mirjana » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:47 pm

Thank you all for your responses. I can see that the place of birth will never be London, but Chelsea, Tooting....The only reason I care about it is that I am from another country and if I want to register the child in my home country, some places will be impossible to spell due to different alphabet. 
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Postby Onceuponatime » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:53 pm

I was born in st Thomas’. My birth certificate also says Lambeth but my passport has always said London? Surely it can be city.
My friends from Kingston have Kingston on their passports.
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Postby abcdefg » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:01 pm

This is quite interesting actually.  Mine were both born at the Portland and it says London.  Never even thought about it!  I was also born in Hammersmith Hospital (40+ years ago) and mine also says London.
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Postby Starr » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:13 pm

I was born in Hammersmith hospital, but my certificate definitely says Hammersmith.
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Postby firsttimerSW11 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:56 pm

I was also born in Hammersmith hospital (<waves to previous posters>) and my passport says London. Offspring born in Chelsea & Westminster and passports say Chelsea.
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Postby Woody » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:44 am

My boys were all born at St.Thomas but when I applied for their passports I put down their place of birth as London. This was accepted by the passport office.
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