My question involves naming laws in the State of: Texas
Me and my wife grew up in another part of the world where we don't really have a last name/surname/family name. Basically when we are born our parents choose two or three different names and one of them becomes first, middle and last name. And the last name is not carried from father to children etc. Basically the last name is no different then first name. It has no significance.
Now I am expecting our first baby and plan to give the baby a last name that will be different then mine or my wife. My wife got no issue with this. I will be at the delivery room and plan to have both of our names in the baby brith certificate.
Now, I been told that here in US, the child must share last name of either the father or the mother. Is this really true?