Can My Ex Wife Use My Last Name for Her New Baby?

FAQs Cindy Castillo August 4, 2022

Yes, it’s legal. You have no say in what someone else names a child. She could name the child exactly after you if she wants.

Can I make my ex change her last name?

“Can I get my ex-wife to change her name again after the divorce?” Legally? No not true. Since there are no real legal steps you can take to force your ex to change their name, your options are minimal. You may just have to accept her decision to keep it, even if it drives you crazy.

Can my ex wife change my child’s last name UK?

So if you don’t want your child/children’s surname to be changed, your ex-spouse can’t do it, even if they want the surname to be split. The only way to change your child/children’s last name would be to apply to family court and ask a judge for permission.

Can my ex wife use my last name?

So you can get your ex-wife to use her maiden name? In a divorce, no law compels you to take your surname, no law compels you to give it up. She legally became Mrs. or Mrs. You, and she can choose to keep or change that surname.

Why do ex wives keep their ex husband’s last name?

Many women choose to keep their married name after a divorce because of their children. Sharing the same last name can make women feel more connected to their children. It can also bring a sense of stability to younger children who don’t understand why their mother has a different last name.

Can you change child’s name without father’s consent?

Can parents and stepparents alone change the child’s name? A. No, they must have the written consent of another person with parental responsibility or, failing that, the consent of the court.

Can you change a child’s surname without fathers permission UK?

The consent of each person with parental responsibility is required to change the name of a child under the age of 16.

Does my baby have to have the father’s last name?

Choosing a name for your child

A mother can give her baby any first or last name. The baby can have her last name or his father’s. A father has no right to insist that his last name be used. A married couple can give their baby any last name – it doesn’t have to be the same.



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