What would you do? Re: Baby's last name

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Registered: 03-09-2012
What would you do? Re: Baby's last name
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 12:58pm

Hello everyone, I'm a 31-week pregnant single mother and came to this board looking for some advice. I am torn on giving the baby my last name or her father's last name. Let me start out by saying this was a planned pregnancy on both of our parts. We had only been dating for 4 months (foolish, i know)

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Registered: 06-20-2001
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 4:51pm
I would definitely give her YOUR last name, in my opinion, which is what it sounds like you want anyway. There's no rule that the kid has to take the dad's last name, and I really believe you will regret it down the road if you don't.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 5:35pm

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Registered: 06-10-2012
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 10:20pm
Hey Mommytomollie, I am new to this site and I am sorry if this is an old post... But I went through a somewhat similar situation, and I would say for safety reasons give her your last name. If he wants visitation and everything he will have to work for it, and if she decides later she would like to have his name, then it can always be changed later. I think you're a very strong woman for what you're doing and I wish you the best of luck with everything.