Italy’s Constitutional Court has passed a ruling that a child must bear the names of both parents.
The court ruling outlaw the old tradition of children taking only their father’s surname.
It indicated that the child belongs to both the father and mother, hence they have equal right to place their surname on the child.
The court however declared that the baby can be named after either the father or mother, provided they talk and reach a common decision.
The dramatic ruling was allegedly given on Wednesday.
Italy’s parliament is set to pass the court ruling into law.