Court reverses mum's move to change child's name, race

10-year-old girl in guardian's care has grown up as Eurasian, identifies with name: Judge

A mother's move to change the name, surname and Eurasian race of her 10-year-old daughter - who is under the joint custody of a guardian - has been overturned by a district judge.

In a novel case involving a legal tussle between the mother and the daughter's guardian over the change in name and race, the court also made clear that guardians have the right to be consulted, and have their consent sought for such decisions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2018, with the headline 'Court reverses mum's move to change child's name, race'. Subscribe