Last name

Brianne - posted on 08/12/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I am no longer with the father of my baby boy and I dont want to give my baby his last name. He hasn't really been intrested in him either. Do I still need to give the baby his last name or can I just give him mine?

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Melissa - posted on 08/13/2009

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You should definitly give him your last name, and in the future when the baby is older, if his father is in his life then you can always change it if its that important.

Ashley - posted on 08/13/2009

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I have been through this with my oldest. You can give the baby your last name, but if you go after him for child support, the court will award...if he wants....the court will award him with the baby having his last name.

Heather - posted on 08/13/2009

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If he doesn't want anything to do with you and baby give baby your last name

Isa - posted on 08/13/2009

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If he's not in your life, give him your last name. It makes things easier for you and not having to explain why mommies name and hers are different.

Kayla - posted on 08/13/2009

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I have a 4 1/2 year old and when i was 6 months pregnant he left me and wanted nothing to do with me or her. I gave her my last name and to this day she has only seen him 4 times our of the whole almost 5 year. So if u dont want him to have the fathers last name its up to u. Good luck.

Ez - posted on 08/12/2009

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There is absolutely no reason why you should give your child the father's name if you don't want to. I am a single mum and my daughter has my last name. It's a personal choice and perfectly fine either way.

Bobbie - posted on 08/12/2009

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i was not with my sons father and i gave my son my last name, you are the one having the paper, and guess what he has nooo say in that once sooo ever bc you are the one that signs those papers in the hospital.. and if he takes you to court and tries to make you change it, you have to sign a paper sayin you want it changed, they cant go change it. and then your baby will carry your last name on too! so it kinda works out.

Lindsay - posted on 08/12/2009

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Girl you are pushing that baby out of you...and if he doesnt want to be apart of your lives the baby should get your name and even if he was u have the right you are carring the baby in your belly. GoodLuck!!

Jami - posted on 08/12/2009

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I am no longer with my girls father, and I regret giving them his last name. It's up to the mother, and if her isn't interested then why should the kid have his name. i believe that they should earn it!

Sherika - posted on 08/12/2009

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If that father wants his child to have his last name then I think you should do it. If not then give him your last name.

Samantha - posted on 08/12/2009

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If he doesn't have anything to do with the baby they I say give the baby your last name!

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