Can I have last name of my baby different from my last name? we live in UK,Hello, I am posting this question here to see if there is any legal implication of having last name.. For reasons that go beyond the context of this question, I want to name my baby (we are expecting and my wife is due soon!!) with last name different from my last name or my wife's last name (she did not adopt my last name when we got married). Now, the question is: will it cause any problem? Some of my friends say having a baby with a last name that does not match last name of either parent, will cause lots of hassles.. whether we want to get them enrolled into school, or fly and someone asks for id of the kids, it will be tough.. Is it true?? I dont think there is any legal requirement to name kids with same last name as you?? What else can go wrong? Will it help if I name the kid to have my first name as their middle name? Thank you!
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Since British law gives you the possibility to choose (and change at your discretion) your child legal name, there is nothing that can legally go wrong in the future, as far as you are able to show your parental responsibility on the child.
You can find further information on British system of surnames at the following link.
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