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Old 21.03.2012, 18:53
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Re: Hyphenated Last Name Issue

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She should give birth in another country if they want to avoid Swiss laws.
In most Spanish speaking countries the child receives both last names, and in some countries you can even decide if the mother's last name should go before the father's.

Back to the topic, your friend's children are not less his children if they don't carry his last name. I would consider other possibilities if faced with the same decision, for instance which name is easier to spell in the country they plan to live.
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