Though my daughter was baptized in the Catholic
Church, her biological father is a Jehovah
Witness. My daughter's last name is the same
as my married name which is my married husband,
also a Catholic. My daughter's biological
father wants her to use his last name.
Would the Catholic Church allow my daughter
to have a non-Catholic last name?
Please help me,
my daughter have a non-Catholic last name? }
S. J. —
There is no such thing as a "Catholic" last
name, other than historically.
Your daughter bears the name given
her at birth, which is usually the
last name of the father.
If you want it to be otherwise, you
have to legally change the name or
your new husband must adopt her legally.
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