New parents in the Netherlands will soon have the right to give their children both surnames under a law upheld by the Senate on Tuesday. can.
A change to the current rule that restricts parents from choosing their mother’s or father’s name is to “emphasize the connection to both parents.”
A 2020 provincial poll showed that 32% of parents favored having a choice. According to the ministry, people who already have a double surname, such as Van Bergen Hennegwen, can also add another parent’s surname.
In addition, adopted children can combine their adoptive parents’ names with their original names. “Your last name is part of your identity,” he said Weerwind. “Your name says something about your family, your history, and where you belong. increase.
The new law will come into force on January 1, 2024 and parents can apply it to children born after that date. However, parents with children born after January 1, 2016 can also change their child’s surname to a double-barrel surname.
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