The Mitchell Naming Wars

As usual, Phil Mitchell is blundering gruffly around the East End writing the rules as he goes along. Forcing his will and surname on baby Lexi. Lola may have consented to the christening name but here are a few more pertinent facts she should be aware of:

  1. Christening names are not legal ones.
  2. Phil is a local authority foster carer and has precisely zero power to do anything like change the child’s name.
  3. Even if Lola consented to a change of name, the local authority hold parental responsibility for Lexi and would need to be consulted.

With thanks to Rebecca Finnigan for her legal expertise.

Rebecca Finnigan is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Panel and also a member of the solicitor’s family law association Resolution.