More Chinese babies are given mother’s family name after shift to two-child policy

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After Wang Rong gave birth to her second son, she and her husband agreed to give the baby her surname instead of his. Since January 1, 2016, when the nation eased its one-child policy to allow families to have two children, more parents are handing down a maternal family name. Breaking with deeply-rooted tradition, some parents are now giving their firstborn child the father’s surname and the second child the mother’s name.

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