His last name or mine?

SHERESE - posted on 09/19/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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will it affect my child in any way if I gave my child my last name?

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Enna - posted on 10/02/2013

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I think hyphenated names are confusing. And depending on how long the names are it could be a mouthful and a lot of writing for a Kindergartner. My friend has children from two different marriages, so she hyphenated her own name, but not the kids and I always forget which last name goes with which kid :) At any rate, it's you and your child's father's choice. Your child will be the same and have the same rights no matter what name you give it.

SHERESE - posted on 09/19/2013

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Thanks for responding Brittaney, I think I'm going to hyphenate the two last names, thanks a lot :)

Brittaney - posted on 09/19/2013

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I say do what you feel is best, it doesn't hurt to give him your last name, but i do feel that children should have their father's last name. Therefore, have you considered hyphenating the two last names? And if you are married to your child's father or plan to be married I would definitely give your baby both because at the end of the day you all are a family and that's how things should be, in my opinion. Good luck :)

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