Francine - posted on 11/28/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
I had been dating my boyfriend for almost 3 years when we broke up. After a few months I started dating someone else and quickly ended up pregnant. The relationship didn't work out and we broke up. Unsurprisingly, the father disappeared. I haven't heard from him in weeks. A few days ago, my boyfriend and I got back together. We're pretty much picking up where we left off and plan to get engaged soon. We won't be married by the time the baby comes but we MAY be engaged by then.
My question, can I give the baby my boyfriend's (hopefully fiancé by then) last name? I highly doubt the biological father is going to come around and even if he does, there's no way he's going to be really active in my daughter's life so I want her to have the last name to match me and the man who will be raising her. Are there any rules about the baby's last name?