Do I have to give my baby my boyfriends last name?
With a few exceptions, most states allow parents to choose their childs name, without restriction. Unmarried partners can decide to choose one parents last name, hyphenate both last names, or create a new last name that combines both parents names.
Do both parents have to agree on a name?
Both parents have the right to name their children. If either you or the other parent want to change your childs name, you both have to agree to the change. If the other parent refuses to give consent, then you need to get approval from the court.
Should an unmarried mother give the baby the fathers last name?
Whether you are married or not, you dont have to give the baby the last name of either parent if you dont want to, and the child does not have to have the fathers last name to be considered legitimate. (See the article Legitimacy of Children Born to Unmarried Parents for more on the subject.)
Can I give my baby my mothers maiden name?
Under the laws of all states in this country, you are entitled as the new born childs mother to have any surname or name on your childs birth certificate when it is born. If you want to have your maiden name on the birth certificate, you can do so.
What is a future baby surname?
Automatic surname Your child will automatically be given the fathers surname. However, you can choose the mothers surname instead. To do so, both parents must go to the Registrar of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Registered Partnerships to register the choice of the mothers surname.
How long does a father have to be absent to lose his rights in North Carolina?
Abandonment. A parent who has willfully abandoned a child for at least 6 consecutive months (or an infant for at least 60 consecutive days) can have their parental rights terminated. Abandonment involves a parents intention to give up their parenting duties and claims.