Should I give my child my last name or her fathers? Half way through my pregnancy my partner left me, we are now trying to work things out but his parents are making my life miserable as they are so horrible to me and I feel I don't want my girl connected to that. Also my partner is making little effort, we won't be living together or married when baby arrives. I will be doing it all myself most of the time. I thought we would be getting married and all have same name but that's not the case.
You can give your baby whatever name you want. Whatever you are comfortable with. My dad was abusive and an alcoholic and a drug addict. My mom didn’t want me tied to him with my name even though she was married to him. She left him soon after I was born.
She gave me her maiden name as my last name. And then when she remarried to my stepdad se had my birth certificate changed so my last name was hyphenated : her maiden name - stepdads name. Which forever confused anyone that I had to deal with when registering for anything.
My point is you can give your baby your last name if that’s what you want. Especially if you don’t think it’s going to work out with you and the father.