Who names the baby?

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Who names the baby?
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Thu, 12-09-2010 - 4:40pm

Hi there! What happens in domestic adoption as far as naming the newborn? Do birthmoms assume you will name the baby or did any of them ask you if they could name the baby or middle name? If so, what did you say? We don't want to offend a bm once we get matched but we do have the full name picked out. Do people just get a new birth certificate and change the name to what they want if the bm names the baby? Thanks, Lyn

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Fri, 12-10-2010 - 7:47am

Technically

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Fri, 12-10-2010 - 10:15am

A 2nd middle name, that is very interesting, I like that! Thanks!

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Mon, 12-13-2010 - 12:40pm

I was adopted, through a closed adoption. My adoptive parents weren't given my birth name, and my birth parents weren't given any information about my adoptive family, let alone a say in naming! I think thats a fabulous idea. I feel like it honors both the birth family, and adoptive family. I love it!!!

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Wed, 12-15-2010 - 9:51am

Hi Lyn!


Eliana
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Wed, 12-15-2010 - 12:29pm

Thanks for telling me all this! It is neat to hear how it all plays out for everyone.

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Sat, 01-08-2011 - 12:59pm

Hi!

Every adoption is unique so there is no exact answer to this questions.
The short answer is that a legally a bmom gives the baby a name, when you finalize you "name" the baby and he/she gets a new birth certificate