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    Default Using the Mother's Maiden Name on a Birth Certificate

    My question involves name change laws in the State of: oklahoma
    Im not actually sure if this question goes here but since is does have to do with a last name i figured its the best spot.

    Currently i am 6 months pregnant. My boyfriend and i agreed to take my last name once we ever do decide on married. However i know him and he changes his mind. Well im not sure if and when we ever will get married. To me its just a paper. We have been together for almost 4 years.
    But i do know that no matter what i want the baby to have my last name. Can i as the mother put his name on the certificate as the father but tell them to have the baby as my last name? I mean i know it can be done but what if the father is sitting there saying no i want the kid to have my last name? Does he have the same right to decide i mean i know technically but legally whose decision is it?
    Would they make us sign on it or is the mother no matter what got the say or what?

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    Default Re: Using the Mother's Maiden Name on a Birth Certificate

    Can i as the mother put his name on the certificate as the father but tell them to have the baby as my last name?
    Yes.

    You can name your baby Eliza Doolittle for all of that, and while your boyfriend might protest, he cannot force you to give the child his name.

    It would be a different story if you were married, of course.
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    Default Re: Using the Mother's Maiden Name on a Birth Certificate

    Thanks.
    I mean like i said he will be ok today and then tomorow say no and i know that if he is ok now that doesnt mean then he will be expecially since his parents will be tehre and preaching to him how he is the father and the kid is suppose to have the fathers last name etc.

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    Default Re: Using the Mother's Maiden Name on a Birth Certificate

    At this point, the choice is all yours. You don't have to decide today. You'll know whats right when the time comes. Good luck!

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    Default Re: Using the Mother's Maiden Name on a Birth Certificate

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    Thanks.
    I mean like i said he will be ok today and then tomorow say no and i know that if he is ok now that doesnt mean then he will be expecially since his parents will be tehre and preaching to him how he is the father and the kid is suppose to have the fathers last name etc.
    His parents have even less of a say in the matter than he does.

    Legally, they are absolutely no one to the child.
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