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How do you change your child's name if the other parent refuses, or is out of contact?

it is not uncommon for mothers to ask whether it is possible to alter their child's name to match their last name.

How do you change your child's name if the other parent refuses, or is out of contact?

it is not uncommon for mothers to ask whether it is possible to alter their child's name to match their last name.

When couples have children there is often no discussion about after whom the child will be named. This may leave one parent dissatisfied with the choice. Following a separation where there are children involved it is not uncommon for mothers, who are more-often-than-not their children's primary caregiver, to ask whether it is possible to alter the child's name to match their last name. If both parents are willing to register a change in name it is a fairly simple process and requires only the completion of a form with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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