I am divorced with one daughter (3 years old) and I want to add my maiden name on the end of her surname so that she becomes: "Daughter FatherSurname MotherSurname", which I am reverting to shortly.
My ex won't agree to this so I know I have to go to court, but I want to change it informally to start with as I have been told that the court would look at the fact that she has been known by my surname for some time and would be less willing to change it back.
1. Is this true?
2. My nursery have said they can't even affect an informal surname change without her father's consent - this is contrary to what I have been told.
3. What should I do to convince the nursery to effect the informal name change? And
4. How likely is the court to add on my surname to my daughter's name so that I can maintain a name link with her?
I hope someone can help as I really want to do this early on so it isn't such a big change for her as she is still very young.