Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malk and Indian tennis player Sania Mirza have decided to surname their child as ‘Mirza Malik’ whenever they will have a one, reports The News International.
The statement came during a panel discussion on ‘Gender Bias’ in Goa during which she also disclosed that her husband actually “wants a daughter”.
She said decision has come out of mutual understanding, considering that since they both carry strong surnames their child should have both of them.
“Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza Malik as a surname and not just Malik,” she was quoted by Indian media as saying.
She said her family never felt the need of a son to carry the family name forward, adding that she did not change her surname post her marriage and would not do so in the future.
“I have not changed my surname (post marriage) and my name is still Sania Mirza and it will remain that way. The family name is going to go forward,” she said.