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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Birth Certificate

    My question involves paternity law for the State of: Louisiana

    I will be having a baby real soon. I am due friday june 26, 2009. I will be having a baby boy.

    The father of my child is mexican and he will not be here for the birth of our son. He is currently in Mexico.

    I would like to give our son his father's surname.....not mine.

    Some have told me i can name my child with the father's surname or whatever name I want.....and some have said because we are not married (or because he is not here to sign birth certificate) I will have to give our son my surname.

    In the newspaper, I see that babies born to single moms take on the surname of mom and I'm afraid it looks like that is what is going to happen with me also.

    I know that I probably can't list him as the father on the birth certificate, but as soon as the father is able to come back I will have him added to birth certificate.

    But for now is it possible to give our son his father's surname or will our son have to take my surname?

    Who can I speak with to get a true/definate answer.

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    My question involves paternity law for the State of: Louisiana

    I will be having a baby real soon. I am due friday june 26, 2009. I will be having a baby boy.

    The father of my child is mexican and he will not be here for the birth of our son. He is currently in Mexico.

    I would like to give our son his father's surname.....not mine.

    Some have told me i can name my child with the father's surname or whatever name I want.....and some have said because we are not married (or because he is not here to sign birth certificate) I will have to give our son my surname.

    In the newspaper, I see that babies born to single moms take on the surname of mom and I'm afraid it looks like that is what is going to happen with me also.

    I know that I probably can't list him as the father on the birth certificate, but as soon as the father is able to come back I will have him added to birth certificate.

    But for now is it possible to give our son his father's surname or will our son have to take my surname?

    Who can I speak with to get a true/definate answer.
    I do think that you can name your child whatever you wish, and that includes surnames.....

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    Default Re: Birth Certificate

    i've noticed several people have looked at my question...

    do you guys have any input as to what you all think about this?

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    Default Re: Birth Certificate

    Quote Quoting kiamari
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    i've noticed several people have looked at my question...

    do you guys have any input as to what you all think about this?
    You can give your child whatever name you wish...You could name him "William Jefferson Clinton Jr." if you so wished.

    You will not be able to list a father on the BC. The alleged father can petition the courts for a paternity test.

    Congrats on the "almost" birth of your child!! Be healthy!!!

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    Default Re: Birth Certificate

    i had my baby sunday june 28...unfortunately i was not able to give him father's surname.....because father was absent for the birth certificate...but thanks to those who replied.

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    Default Re: Birth Certificate

    Are you planning on adding his name on your baby birth certificate

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