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Re: Hyphenated last name for CH-born baby

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AFAIK Maria can only be used as 2nd first name for males, unlike Andrea.
Around here, Andrea and Nicola are ONLY used for males.

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Around here, Andrea and Nicola are ONLY used for males.
Unless the parents are not from around there originally.
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Re: Hyphenated last name for CH-born baby

This scenario is still unclear to me, hopefully someone can confirm/clarify:

- myself (eu national, from a country that allows double surnames for a child)
- my girlfriend (Swiss and Italian nationality)
- we are not married

Baby will be born in Zurich. Can we ask for our baby to have both our surnames in his/her Swiss passport based on the laws of my home country?
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Re: Hyphenated last name for CH-born baby

Also unclear to me in the end.

I already have a double barrelled surname e.g. Lisa HusbandSurname-MySurname.

Can I just pass on my double surname as the family surname?
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Old 09.05.2019, 09:53
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Re: Hyphenated last name for CH-born baby

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Baby will be born in Zurich. Can we ask for our baby to have both our surnames in his/her Swiss passport based on the laws of my home country?
Normally not. But you can have the name according Swiss rules in the Swiss register and passport, AND additionally you can have the name according your own countries rule in that register and that passport of the child . Given your country allows dual nationality and the child gets your nationality.

Also, in the Swiss passport you can add the names of the persons who have the child's legal custody.

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I already have a double barrelled surname e.g. Lisa HusbandSurname-MySurname.

Can I just pass on my double surname as the family surname?
Is this usual and/or allowed in your country of citizenship? Then yes. If the child is also Swiss see answer above.

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Re: Hyphenated last name for CH-born baby

https://www.ch.ch/en/surname-child/
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Re: Hyphenated last name for CH-born baby

If the parents do not have a common surname, and did not, at the time of their marriage, choose which one of their surnames to give to their children, they need to determine and indicate the surname they choose to give their first child on the child’s birth registration form. This surname will be given to any subsequent children of both parents.
https://www.ch.ch/en/surname-child/

So I'm guessing you intend this to mean that it should be fine. I read through all the threads and the links on here prior to posting but it still wasn't fully clear to me whether we would be refused despite what is normal in our home country.

Neither of us are Swiss. I don't want to go through months of paperwork to push it through either so what I'm asking is, given the my name is already double barrelled are the Swiss going to accept this without argument as it is "one of their surnames" or will I be forced to get proof from home first. We want to get the passport issued ASAP once born so we can go home to visit so weeks of wrangling would not be ideal.
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Re: Hyphenated last name for CH-born baby

The above link applies to Swiss person and does not mention international naming rules and customs at all. Not very help- nor useful for this thread.

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Neither of us are Swiss. I don't want to go through months of paperwork to push it through either so what I'm asking is, given the my name is already double barrelled are the Swiss going to accept this without argument as it is "one of their surnames" or will I be forced to get proof from home first. We want to get the passport issued ASAP once born so we can go home to visit so weeks of wrangling would not be ideal.
As said, if the home country allows the double barrelled name for the child than you are o.k.

The German Bundesministerium für Inneres, has a nice database which lists the rules of many countries: https://www.personenstandsrecht.de/W...chts-node.html

In one of your past posts you mention that you moved from Austria. If you married there and your husband is Austrian, the child will be Austrian then it should be possible without much problems, The above states for Austria:
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Das Kind erhält den gemeinsamen Familiennamen der Eltern. Es kann aber auch der Doppelname eines Elternteils zum Familiennamen des Kindes bestimmt werden.
I just blindly assume, that Swiss civil register officers have access to a similar database (or might even use the one from Germany). Best is to go to the civil registry office of your commune before the birth of the child and discuss the formalities and needed documents. This way you have enough time to sort all things out.
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