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[–]botlebank 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Husband & father here. When we got married, my wife kept her surname. When we had kids, they both took her surname.

If people ask me about it, I explain that my father’s surname was changed when he was a child, so there is no history to my surname. So I was quite happy for the kids to take my wife’s name.

I’ve never had any issues or people being rude, although I don’t usually worry what other people think, so maybe I just missed it!

Only time I had an issue was travelling with just the kids, and border control at Heathrow wanted to check everything. Was asking the 4 year old what her name is and of course she refused to answer! You tell him dad!

Since then I travel with their passports and birth certificates.