Kim - posted on 05/14/2014 ( 11 moms have responded )
I am 22 years old and my nephew is now 4. I've had him since he was 18 months. His birth mother (my sister) gave him the name Taylor Michael Ramsey when he was born. Michael Ramsey was the guy she was currently dating at the time he was born. She abandoned him at my house when he was 18 months old and never came back. We have also never heard from Mike Ramsey after this incident either. There was a guy who confronted me after I had received emergency custody saying that he thought he may be the father and would like a DNA test. I was more than happy to go through with that, as he seemed to be a good guy. He saw him every few months after he discovered he in fact WAS the father. But now hasn't saw him since christmas, which has been over 5 months now. No call on his birthday, no call on easter, nothing. Well, he is about to start preschool and I don't want him to have this random guys name during school. But I don't think his real father deserves to have him take on his last name either. The only family that has anything to do with him all have the last name Taylor. (Including his birth mom) so I would like to change his last name to Taylor. Clearly I cannot let him go through school to be made fun of because he has the same first/last name so I thought of changing it to Michael Taylor and still calling him by Taylor. Or even giving him his papaws middle name and making it Michael Lee Taylor. Do you think this is too big of a change for a 4 year old and what kind of impact would that have on him?