Can I use the word 'Registry' in my company name?


Hey, we’re trying to get together a limited company but we’re stuck on the name front. We’d like to include the word “registry” as part of our name. Yet due to the official-sounding nature of this word (consequently, the reason we like it), we’re unsure whether Companies House actually allows it. Please advise



Yes, the word ‘Registry’ can be included in the name of a limited company. The use of this word was previously restricted and required approval from Companies House. As of 31st January 2015, this is no longer the case because it was removed from the list of sensitive words and expressions.

For more information on the recent changes to company name restrictions, please click here.

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