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What is the last name of a child if the parents disagree?

Verified 24 septembre 2021 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of Justice

Additional cases ? Child Name

If parents disagree on name their child one of the parents must report this in writing to registrar no later than birth declaration.

In practice, the parent presents a disagreement to the registrar before the child is born.

The registrar checks the declaration, gives his visa and returns it to the parent.

Parent must present this document on the day of the birth declaration to the registrar of the place of birth.

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The registrar gives the child a double name, consisting of the 2 names of the parents in alphabetical order.

If a parent has a double name, the officer only retains the 1to to dial the name of the child.

The name given to this child will be imposed on the following children of the couple.

Example :

If the name of the father is SUSINI and the name of the mother is DELMAS , the name of the child is DELMAS SUSINI.

If the name of the father is SUSINI and the name of the mother is DELMAS MOREAU, the name of the child is DELMAS SUSINI.

  Reminder : a child filiation is established in respect of each parent may bear the name of the father, or the name of the mother, or a double name.