Rectify an unjust situation regarding the name of a boy in Quebec

Our efforts were successful! Please read our announcement.


The Quebec government requires a newborn boy to have the surname of his mother, ending with 'a' - Gateva.

We, members of the Bulgarian community in Quebec confirm that:

- A last name that ends with 'a' is the name of a girl

- The Gateva name for a boy is ridiculous and unacceptable

-A boy who bears the name of a girl is exposed to be ridiculed and harassed by society

With this petition we call on the Government of Quebec to correct the situation which is unfair and potentially dangerous for the child.