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Choice of a child's surname by father and mother

Verified 02 mars 2022 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of Justice

You wonder what family name can you choose for your child? This page shows the rules to know when choosing the family name and how to do the process.

What applies to you ?

Depending on your personal situation, the steps to take may vary.

Is one of the parents foreigner?
Are the parents married?