Hunter Biden tries to stop his 4-year-old daughter from taking his name

The New York Post reports that Hunter Biden – the son of President Joe Biden – trying to stop his 4-year-old daughter from taking the “Biden” surname. 

This is the daughter whom Biden had with Lunden Roberts, a former stripper from Arkansas.

Background

Biden and Roberts met when Roberts was working at a club in Washington D.C. This was at about the same time that Biden was dating Hallie Biden, the widow of Beau Biden, Hunter Biden’s deceased older brother.

Initially, Hunter Biden denied having sexual relations with Roberts, and, therefore, he claimed that Roberts’s child was not his.

Biden, however, eventually agreed to take a DNA test in order to resolve the matter. And, that DNA test found, “with scientific certainty,” that Biden is the father of Roberts’s child.

Since then, the dispute between Biden and Roberts has continued. Biden has been ordered to pay child support, but he has been fighting hard to try to lower the amount of the payments.

The child – Navy Joan Roberts – is now four years old, and, considering that Hunter Biden is her father, Lunden Roberts is trying to give her daughter the “Biden” surname.

Roberts’s arguments

Roberts, just before the beginning of the new year, asked a judge to allow her daughter to take the “Biden” surname.

Roberts argued that the name would do much good for her daughter because it is “now synonymous with being well educated, successful, financially acute and politically powerful.” Accordingly, Roberts said that the surname would give the girl opportunities as “it has for other members of the Biden family.”

Roberts further argued that allowing her daughter to use the “Biden” surname would make up for the fact that her daughter has been “estranged” from the Biden family by making it clear that the girl is “the child of the defendant and member of the prestigious Biden family”

Biden’s counterargument

Hunter Biden and his legal team are vigorously opposing Roberts’s attempt to give her daughter the “Biden” surname. They have filed a motion asking the judge to deny Roberts’s request.

Biden, in the motion, argues the daughter should get to decide for herself whether or not to take the surname because of “the disparagement of the Biden name.”

In other words, he seems to suggest that the “Biden” surname is not the hot commodity that Roberts seems to think it is.

It remains to be seen what the judge is going to decide.