My son's father and I are not together. At the time my kiddo was born, we were not getting along (things are a lot better now!) but I still listed his name on the birth certificate. Now my kiddo is 9 months old and I have agreed to hyphenate our last names so that he feels more like a father. We have both agreed giving our son a middle name now is too unwieldy.
So my question is - how common is this in schools? Is my kid going to get made fun of when he grows up? Could this lead to bigger issues down the road? I always thought of hyphenated last names as something empowered single women did when they got married.
Thanks for your input, guys!