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Re: Unmarried mother on birth registration
« Reply #18 on: Friday 30 November 18 10:06 GMT (UK) »
Yes KG
 sorry I  blame  predictive Text
I write from smart phone & visual problems
 don't spot mistakes til later which is why I go back and modify  texts ..
I formally apologise for formerly posting odd words
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Re: Unmarried mother on birth registration
« Reply #19 on: Friday 30 November 18 10:16 GMT (UK) »
Sorry! Didn't mean to get at you.
But I am constantly amazed by how often people write "formally" instead of "formerly" ;)
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Re: Unmarried mother on birth registration
« Reply #20 on: Friday 30 November 18 15:02 GMT (UK) »
Ha ha  I disn't take it personally
don't tell anoyone I'm an English  teacher and Linguistics graduate

But speaking of language  acceptable terms.have changed over the years and have different  connotations in different languages
For example in English Lunatic has very negative connotations but French use lunatique.to describe mood swings ..ups and downs with the moon

I  this modern day  how should we classify children of single mothers

My grandmotherS Affiliation Order is a beautiful  document even if she is referred to  as bastard child
My parents generation were illegitimate on paper work
I think there are some references to love child
I d avoided the  those terms for the generation below me and tend to say birth child
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Re: Unmarried mother on birth registration
« Reply #21 on: Friday 30 November 18 22:34 GMT (UK) »

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For genealogy purposes it's helpful to have a term but in life ...they are all just children
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Re: Unmarried mother on birth registration
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 01 December 18 06:35 GMT (UK) »

I  this modern day  how should we classify children of single mothers

My grandmotherS Affiliation Order is a beautiful  document even if she is referred to  as bastard child
My parents generation were illegitimate on paper work
I think there are some references to love child
I d avoided the  those terms for the generation below me and tend to say birth child

I prefer the original legal term bastard, but I am aware of the "modern" connotations attached to it.
I have never liked the term illegitimate as that mean the child is not authorised by the law.
Which if the child was conceived in the UK is absolutely ridiculous as no one above the age of 16 has to get authorisation in law to conceive a child. That meaning is more accurate if given to a child conceived in rape.

You ask "how should we classify children of single mothers?" How about child or children there should be no need to mention the parents marital state.

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Re: Unmarried mother on birth registration
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 01 December 18 08:14 GMT (UK) »
Marrived or not doesn't matter but for DNA paths it's necessary  to know which are relevant birth parents and which are step parents
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