Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik decide a unique name for their child

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik decide a unique name for their child

ISLAMABAD - Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik have decided to make a unique surname for their children.

Sania has said that her child will carry the surname Mirza Malik when she and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik decide to start a family.

Speaking at the Gender Bias panel at the ‘Goa Fest 2018’, the tennis ace talked about her personal experience about gender bias and how her husband wants a “daughter”, reported *Indian media <link>* .

“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. So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter”, she said.

She also talked about her family where her relatives have talked with her parents, about having a son so that he can carry the family name.

"We are two sisters and have never wished that we had a brother. I have had fights with my uncles and aunts, who talk about it or come up and tell my parents that they should have had a son. For us, daughters are daughters and there was nothing like wanting a son to carry the family name forward” she said.

`"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 added.