My question involves paternity law for the State of: Pennsylvania
I am due to have a little girl in September and the father is not in the picture. I have a friend who gave her two children her stepfather's last name. When I suggested to my mother I wanted to use her maiden name for my daughter's last name she told me state law mandates I give the child either mine or the father's last name. I do not want my daughter to have my last name as it does not come from either of my biological parents or her father. Can I give her my mother's maiden name or must she take mine?