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Help! My Ex Is Insisting on an Embarrassing Name for Our Child Out of “Tradition.”

Slate
 2021-10-16

Cover picture for the articleDear Prudence is Slate’s advice column. Submit questions here. (It’s anonymous!) I am pregnant and 30. My ex is 36. It was a long-term but causal relationship. My ex and I agreed to be civil and co-parent, but have been stuck on this one issue. We are having a girl, and...

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Judy Chun
10-17

Your choice. Name her what you want. Judging by your questions, he may not even show up to coparent. You probably should get a lawyer to protect yourself and your daughter.

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Kathy Ventura
10-16

My husband wanted to name our son after his father who died 3 weeks before the birth and I said absolutely not because my father was dead also and I wanted our son to have his own name. He kept bringing it up but I told him I was the one signing the birth certificate. His family wasn’t happy but I didn’t care I felt it was important to give him his own identity so name her what you want she’ll thank you later

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Beth Janousek
10-16

simple. don't tell him about the baby until after she is born. fill out the birth certificate with the name you want.

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