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Offline AntonyMMM

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Re: Mothers' names to be put on marriage certificates
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 03 February 18 22:36 GMT (UK) »
Is it actually a legal obligation to give a birth father's name?

No it isn't, and  people do sometimes choose not to record their father's details for all sorts of reasons.

If they do add the name - it can be their natural father, adoptive father or step-father (if married to the mother).

I would assume the rules for adding the mother's details will be the same.

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Re: Mothers' names to be put on marriage certificates
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 03 February 18 23:25 GMT (UK) »
Is it actually a legal obligation to give a birth father's name?

No it isn't, and  people do sometimes choose not to record their father's details for all sorts of reasons.

If they do add the name - it can be their natural father, adoptive father or step-father (if married to the mother).

That's good to know, thank you.   
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