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    I have my dads surname, who I have not seen for 7 years, and I hate him. I don't want to go on to have a family and still be carrying the surname of that man, I want to change it.

    I do not want to take the surname of my Step-Dad (I get on with him, but not his family), or my mothers maiden name, because I don't feel like I fit in with either of them enough to do so.

    I want to start a new family name which is my own creation, and by being the father my dad never was, hopefully it will last for years to come.

    My friends cannot get their head round this, saying its weird, and that i should just keep my surname, or take my mothers maiden, but is it really weird to want something brand new because I don't want to have of the 3 above?

    Thanks in advance, all honest opinions are welcome
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    (Original post by Georgeyd7)
    I have my dads surname, who I have not seen for 7 years, and I hate him. I don't want to go on to have a family and still be carrying the surname of that man, I want to change it.

    I do not want to take the surname of my Step-Dad (I get on with him, but not his family), or my mothers maiden name, because I don't feel like I fit in with either of them enough to do so.

    I want to start a new family name which is my own creation, and by being the father my dad never was, hopefully it will last for years to come.

    My friends cannot get their head round this, saying its weird, and that i should just keep my surname, or take my mothers maiden, but is it really weird to want something brand new because I don't want to have of the 3 above?

    Thanks in advance, all honest opinions are welcome
    Yeah you can change your surname by deed poll, no big problems with it.
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    Go for it. Choose a name that you're happy with. Nobody should be stuck with a name they hate.
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    Hey! I'm kinda in the same position as you (except it's a bit more complicated here because I'm not in the UK) but honestly, go for it because it's your name and your life, don't wanna live somebody else's life eh? It's definitely not weird at all. Pick a name which you're most comfortable with and which makes you the happiest.
 
 
 
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