name changeTamannatul Kobra who is the mother of two female children: Heemika Hossian who is about four years old and Siratul Muntaha Hossain who is about nine years old wants the court to change both of her children’s names. She is currently married to Mosharaf Hossain who is the children’s natural father and he has agreed to the name change,  as reported by the New York Law Journal in a November 7th, 2012 news article.

Prior to these name change requests, in 2009 the father had sought a name change of their oldest child Sirdrautal whose name changed from Sirdrautal Muntaha to Sidratul Muntaha Hossain. The court granted the parent’s request as the child took on her father’s last name and this was seen as promoting the child’s best interest.

Then in 2010 the mother wanted the children’s names to change again, this time from  Sidratul Muntaha Hossain, to  Oporajita Neeladri. In addition, she sought a name change for the younger child as well; she wanted her name to change from Heemika Hossian to Himika Himadri. The mother states that she wants her children’s name changed as she does not like their names and that they are being poked made fun of at by other children because they have a common Muslim last name.  The court denied the requests as the new name changes will be completely different from their parents’ last names and their new last names will not show that they have any relationship to either parent.  Furthermore, granting the name changes will not be in the best interest of the children.

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