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  1. #1

    Default Mothers Maiden Name in Birth Certificate

    Hi,

    My kid is born in US in the state of Missouri.
    In my kids Birth Certificate the mothers maiden name means the Last name before marriage or the Last name after marriage.

    Appreciate ur help...

  2. #2

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    Name before marriage.
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  3. #3

    Default Mothers maiden Name in Birth Cerificate

    Thanks for ur reply immihelp.

    I got my kids Birth Certificate with my last name before the marriage.

    But now the present legal name (including Green Card and all other documents in US) are with last name after marriage.

    Should i change the birth certificate of my kid to last name after marriage or be with last name before marriage....will there be any problem for my kid in future.

  4. #4
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    Lets say your Husbands last name was Doe

    1. John Doe - Husband.
    2. Jane Doe - Wife
    3. Jack Doe - Son
    4. Jill Doe - Daughter.

    The convention is that everyone in the family will have the same last name. Everyone will retain the last name and the ony person who's last name ewill change is when your daughter gets marries she will take on her husband's last name i.e. Family name.

    This is what is common however there are many exceptions to this as people choose.

  5. #5

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    In the U.S., the kids birth certificate should have mother's last name BEFORE marriage.

    The reason for that: The name before marriage is the only constant name that is not going to change. Here, people get married and get divorced at any time. Even so many people give birth to kids without marriage. Therefore, there is no point in having the custom of putting the last name after marriage, because the question is after which marriage, is there even a marriage?
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  6. #6

    Default Same issue

    Hi,

    I have the same issue. Did you find the solution for this? Am I need to apply for my name change of my Kid's birth Certificate?

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by krinker View Post
    Thanks for ur reply immihelp.

    I got my kids Birth Certificate with my last name before the marriage.

    But now the present legal name (including Green Card and all other documents in US) are with last name after marriage.

    Should i change the birth certificate of my kid to last name after marriage or be with last name before marriage....will there be any problem for my kid in future.

  7. #7

    Default Mothers maiden name issue. Does court order work ?

    Folks I have a problem with my baby's Birth certificate.

    Mothers maiden name : AA BB CC
    Mothers name after marriage : AA YY ZZ

    Mothers name on baby's BC : AA YY CC .. Rather it should have been AA BB CC.

    Here in US people only think that if you revert the last name to before marriage you get the full name of mother before marriage. But that is not true for most of Indians. In India wife's middle name also changes after marriage (BB --> YY).

    1) Does anyone have this issue ?
    2) Do you think that this combination (AA YY ZZ) is going to create problem ?
    3) Mother doesnt have a complete BC and so the vitals wont accept it. We do have passport before marriage but that is expired and so they wont take that either. We do have an affidavit for the mother (by her parents), and even that didn't work with the vitals office. So stupid people. Even immigration guys accept the affidavit.
    The only option is to get a court order. Has anyone gone this route ?

    How easy it is to get a successful court order given we have the affidavit for mothers maiden name, so that we can change it on baby's passport.

  8. #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medisetti View Post
    Hi,

    I have the same issue. Did you find the solution for this? Am I need to apply for my name change of my Kid's birth Certificate?

    Thanks
    I finally was able to get the mothers name changed to the full maiden name as before marriage on my baby's BC. I am glad I did that. It looks correct now.

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