Muslim Father, Catholic Mother, who decides religion of baby?
I would be grateful for any advice on the following.
If a baby is born to a Muslim father and catholic mother, and the parents are not married under UK law (was 2nd marriage/wife), who has the legal (?) right to decide the baby's religion?
Parents are no longer together but fathers name is on the birth certificate. Father does not have joint custody.
Baby has christian 1st name but last 3 names are muslim.
Parents relationship is very up and down, sometimes can talk other times argue.
I know the baby is Muslim by birth, but mother wants to get the baby christened.
Can the father do anything to stop this happening? Would a priest/vicar even conduct the ceremony given the babys birth name?
I would be thankful for any help
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