Anita - posted on 01/24/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )
I agreed to give my daughter her father's last name with some reservations in my heart because he and I were not married but I was hopeful that things could work out (my parents warned me). In the hospital he was having an emotional meltdown and at the last minute he decided that the first name we agreed on months earlier should change so we spent hours deciding and made a decision seconds before the clerk came in to record the birth certificate- the pressure was intense that I didn't have the energy to rethink the last name issue. Now, he and I aren't together because of SO many issues that he has (mental health issues, unemployed, not offering emotional support). I want to change baby's name to be both mine and his and his family is in an uproar. Not sure how to keep the peace so hard feelings are minimal in the future.
I have all the paperwork and am hoping for a signature from him today...