Can a child get his mother’s surname or caste
2 Answers from Attorneys
Yes. He should.. Please follow the latest judgment of the Kerala High Court. It directs that father's name is not mandatory for registration of a child's birth. It has also directed to expunge the name of the father and add the name of the child's mother in the child's birth certificate.
Only yesterday during a hearing of an appeal from Hon'ble The High Court of Andhra Pradesh, the Hon'ble Apex Court said that a mother being the natural guardian of a child has full right to decide it's surname.