First baby registered with maternal last names

AP – The first baby in Mexico to be officially named with the maternal surnames of both parents has been registered in the northern state of Nuevo Leon. The tradition in Latin America is to give babies two last names — the father’s surname, followed by the mother’s paternal surname. So baby Bárbara, born to José González de Diego and Alicia Vera Zboralska would normally have been named Bárbara González Vera, losing both parents’ maternal surnames. But to honor the maternal line, the couple won a court injunction allowing them to name their child Bárbara de Diego Zboralska.

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