Karen - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 137 moms have responded )
I have a 1 year old son who has his father's(my ex's) last name and his name is on the birth certifiacte as we were together when he was born, i am expecting our second child in December and we have been separated and not in contact at all for around 5 months. What do i do when my baby is born? Do i give the baby his last name even though he doesnt want the child and wont sign the birth certificate/pay child support? My ex hasnt bothered to make contact with me to see our son either, but then there is my ex's father, whom which lives with my son and i and wants my unborn baby to have his last name(the same as my ex's).. ? I dont want my son to feel like he is the odd one out if he is the only one with this last name that he doesnt know who it belongs to. What should i do?
just clarrifying - we were not married, only engaged and in De Facto relationship. My ex's father lives with me, not my ex-partner and he is very hands on with my 1 year old son.