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Originally Posted by GooeyRN
Me, too. Or change your name and your dd's name to your maiden name, and make the new baby's name your maiden name as well.
In my state, changing a child's name (who btw doesn't want to change her name) is a huge legal ordeal in which a wait is required followed by a court date where the judge would have to find it in the best interest of the child to change names. It would also require my ex husband agreeing to it, which he probably would but I'm not sure since this is an older child we're talking about.
I've talked to my lawyer about this and he feels strongly that the judge won't feel it's in my daughter's best interest not to mention she doesn't want to change her name. This would be applicable to hyphenate her name as well so her name really must stay as it is.
When I divorced I specifically told the court I wanted to keep my name so I would have to get a court order to revert to my maiden name which would also take time and money and really be pointless since my daughter wouldn't have that name either.
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Thanks everyone for voting and for your replies. While there were one's I didn't want to hear, I did think about each and every post and why it was posted (putting myself in someone else's shoes).
I've decided to leave this decision up to my fiance. I figure he can give our son either a first or last name and I'd choose the other. His choice as to which one.
It's a win-win situation since I really don't like the first name he chose
As for myself and my daughter, we will remain with our name.