What parental rights does an unmarried father have?
If a father is not named on the birth certificate, they have no legal rights regarding their child. However, the father can enter into a Parental Responsibility Agreement with the mother, which would give the father the same rights as the mother, or the father can apply to court for a Parental Responsibility Order.
Does the father have a say in the baby’s name?
In many hospitals the name of the father isn’t even an item on the birth certificate form (which is filled out at the time of naming and is the first legal form with the child’s name.) Most couples however, share the privileged of naming the child. They will talk about it a lot before the baby is born.
Why do Mexicans have two last names?
The two surnames names are ancestral, with the father’s family name followed by the mother’s family name. The concept of a middle name is foreign to most Hispanic cultures.” Given names can also cause confusion, Kirsch adds. “The given name of ‘Juan Carlos Vargas Blanco ‘ is not ‘Juan,’ but ‘Juan Carlos.