A child can choose either of parents name as a surname; Delhi HC


Delhi High Court has declared that children have the right to add their mother’s name to their own. The Court made this judgement when a girl’s father approached it to place his name to his daughter instead of her mother. The court asked if there is an issue if the girl is happy with her mother’s name as a surname.

The child’s father said that her mother, who lives separately, changed the child’s name on her own. It would be difficult for getting an insurance amount with a different name. The court asked the father to approach the school.