Mother's maiden name of blessing certificate

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Mother's maiden name of blessing certificate

Postby joachimvalgren » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:54 am

When I create a certificate for the blessing of a child, it says "who is the son of [father's name] and [mother's maiden name]". The mother has taken the father's last name, so using the maiden name doesn't make much sense to me and I'm wondering if this is a mistake in MLS/LCR or if it's on purpose.

Has anyone else experienced this and how do I fix it?

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Re: Mother's maiden name of blessing certificate

Postby eblood66 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:30 am

It's on purpose similar to how birth certificates show the maiden name of the mother. It provides a better genealogical record by making sure the mother's family name is included.

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Re: Mother's maiden name of blessing certificate

Postby joachimvalgren » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:38 am

Thank you for your reply, at least I know it isn't a mistake.

Is there any way of making the mother's actual name appear on the certificate? Using the mother's maiden name can make it look like the parents aren't married, and I can see some people getting annoyed that the wrong name is being used.

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Re: Mother's maiden name of blessing certificate

Postby eblood66 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:55 am

Not that I know of. I wouldn't think it would cause confusion since it's pretty standard practice for things like birth certificates and christening records. Maybe that convention is different in Denmark but from what I can tell it looks like Parish records in Denmark did use the maiden name even when parents are married at least in the 1800's and early 1900's (http://www.mydanishroots.com/births-mar ... sters.html). I couldn't find any information on current practices.

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Re: Mother's maiden name of blessing certificate

Postby joachimvalgren » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:15 am

I just had a look at my own records, and my mother's current name is listed on the document, not her maiden name. Instead they just include "born XXX".

This seems like a wrong decision and I hope this is fixed, at lease the option should be given to use one of the names, to fit the local custom and parents' preference.

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Re: Mother's maiden name of blessing certificate

Postby eblood66 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:15 pm

joachimvalgren wrote:I just had a look at my own records, and my mother's current name is listed on the document, not her maiden name. Instead they just include "born XXX".

This seems like a wrong decision and I hope this is fixed, at lease the option should be given to use one of the names, to fit the local custom and parents' preference.

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Re: Mother's maiden name of blessing certificate

Postby russellhltn » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 pm

joachimvalgren wrote:I just had a look at my own records, and my mother's current name is listed on the document, not her maiden name. Instead they just include "born XXX".


When was that done? Having the computer print the certificates is fairly recent. Before, it was something the clerk typed up by hand.
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Re: Mother's maiden name of blessing certificate

Postby joachimvalgren » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:14 am

russellhltn wrote:
joachimvalgren wrote:I just had a look at my own records, and my mother's current name is listed on the document, not her maiden name. Instead they just include "born XXX".


When was that done? Having the computer print the certificates is fairly recent. Before, it was something the clerk typed up by hand.


I'm sorry, I meant my birth certificate as eblood66 referred to them in his link.


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