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As inter-faith couple disagree on names, Kerala HC names child

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In an interesting case, the Kerala High Court got to name a child after parents on two faiths disagreed with the choice of name for their child. Finally it was Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar who put the issue to rest by naming the five year old.

As inter-faith couple disagree on names, Kerala HC names child

The father a Hindu wanted to name the child Abhinav Sachin. The mother a Christian however opposed her husband and sought to name the child Johan Mani Sachin. The matter came up before the court when both parents filed separate petitions challenging the municipality's demand for a court order to issue a birth certificate as the parents were unable to agree upon the name.

The court finally intervened and named the child, Johan Sachin. The judge also ordered that a birth certificate be issued with that name. The couple got married as per Christian rites on August 29 2010. The next day they got married as per Hindu rites.

The couple had two children born in 2011 and 2013.

However the relationship strained which led them to file for divorce. For the school admission of the second child, a birth certificate became necessary. The mother said that the birth certificate should have the name Johan Mani Sachin while citing the baptism certificate. The father however argued that the name Abhinav Sachin was agreed upon at the 28th day ceremony.

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