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  Wednesday 26 September 2001  
As divorce rates rise, and serial monogamy becomes more and more common, the debate about children's surnames is growing.

Should the child take on the mother's maiden name when a relationship breaks down?
Or does serial name-changing damage a child's sense of identity? Perhaps children should be registered in the mother's maiden name to start with?
Journalist Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer, and Rosemary Carter, former chair of Solicitors Family Law Association, join in the debate.

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