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im currently pregnant, and i already have a 2yr old son, which isnt my fiances kid, and we have been talking and want our children to have the same last name, can i change my sons last name to be the same as my partners or do we have to wait till we married and wait the 2 yrs so he can adopt?
My son real father isnt on birth cert
see i dont wanna get married and then Me and partner and New baby have all the same name leaving my son with a different last name for 2 years!
My SIL recently did this with her little girl from a previous relationship.
The father of the child is not on her birth certificate and has nothing to do with her little girl.
They just went into birth deaths and marriages and did it over the counter
You shouldn't have a problem doing it :thumbsup:
Edit: BTW they wern't married yet either.. pretty much exact same situation as you
awesome thanks heaps! i was so worried my son would be left out for 2 yrs with a different last name!
I know what you mean.. DSS has his mothers surname (long story, we don't need to go there :laughing:) and has been asking for a few years now to change his name to DF's last name.. I have explained to him that when his mum and her DF get married they will all have the same name and he will be seperate untill we get married!
But am just waiting untill he is a little older to make the decision for himself.. it will be just around the corner though :p
yeah i just dont want my son to deal with kids or anything at school as he grows up, when we all have one name and he doesnt. kids can be pretty harsh!
Im planning on forcing the father of my bub on the birthcertifcate after my bub is already registered with my last name. Im going to go to court to get a DNA test so he can start paying childsupport.
These days kids can have either mum's last name or dad's. Just because the dad is on the certificate, does not mean the child automatically carries his last name. There is no way in this world that I would let my boy carry his fathers name.
If I ever would get married and have a second child, he/she will just have my last name as well. That solves the issue of having kids with different last names :)
See, once a bub has a last name, courts are very very reluctant these days to change it afterwards when a father is added to a birthcertificate at a later stage.
Im guessing though that your son's last name is the father's last name? You should be able to change it to your own last name at the very least, seeing as his dad isn't on the certificate. Not sure about changing it to your partners name if you're not married, though.
Goodluck with it anyway :)
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