Good Day! I hope this finds you well.
I would just like to know, if it can be possible for me to change my last name from my Father’s to my Mother’s last name?
I am now 29 years old. My parents were not married when I was born. From the beginning of the pregnancy, until to date, my father never performed any paternal duties to assist my mother in raising me. I just knew my father because I searched for him and sometimes asks for some time from him to bridge the gap.
Before I was born, he already got a son with another woman. He is currently based in the US and I knew him personally because I introduced myself to him when I was able to search for him via Friendster. I got the information about my brother’s name from my mom. My father never introduced us to each other. We just did our best so we can align our plans and finally meet when he was already 28 years old and I was 26 years old.
My father also got married several years ago, and had a currently 15 years old daughter with his wife. His daughter knew my older brother, but never knew anything about me. I tried to do something to connect myself with her but my father didn’t want me to communicate with her as he has no plans of doing it by that time and he said he is planning to do it at a later time when she can understand. His daughter was 9 years old then, and she is 15 years old now. But still, my existence to his daughter and to his entire clan was an unknown story.
During my 29 years of living, I never knew anyone from his side of clan, aside from him and my older half-brother, and he’s never planning anything to make it happen. This was the reason why I think my last name is irrelevant for me to use, and I have been thinking about changing it for the longest time and now is the time that I have already decided that I really want to do it.
I hope you can give me an advise, on the feasibility of changing my name. I want to use my mother’s last name, because in the first place, the family that I’ve known all my life was just her family.
Thank you in advance.