Changing your surname

Italy
February 16, 2007 7:12am CST
In Italy they're debating on changing every surname. In fact nowdays in almost every country when a child born he adquire the father's surname but now they would like to add also the mother's surname (as in Spain). I think that this law isn't so important or urgent and i'm sure that it won't approve.
1 response
@teison2 (5922)
• Norway
16 Feb 07
I agree with you: this law is really not that important. In my country it is the parents that decide what they want to call their child, within some limitations. It varies a lot what surname one chooses for the child. Some has the fathers surname, some the mothers, some has a combination of the two.
@priti45 (372)
• India
16 Feb 07
Oh really, thats news to me. So do you have the authority to choose your own surname when you grow up? In our country we only can use the fathers surname no matter what it is... sad,isn't it? My lot is really very interesting at times. You get to know so many diffrent people, their views and their cultures.
@teison2 (5922)
• Norway
17 Feb 07
Yes you can change your surname if you want. My sister in law, her housband and son just did. They moved to a farm and changed their surname to the farms name. I too like to take part in discussions where i learn something about other people and their cultures. Is it common for women in your country to take their housbands surname when they marry, or do they keep their fathers surname? have a nice day!