Dear ILs, My partner is a catholic and me a hindu. Parents have agreed despite some apprehensions. I want to know how other inter-religion couples have faced these decisions? I dont need suggestions from people who are not for such marriages. Me and my partner have had elaborate discussions on some topics but clearly I know that these are the important ones. I trust my partners word but at the same time am flexible if we have to act according to situations. 1. Children's religion: We have decided that they will follow both traditions and rituals. The problem is baptism. First I had clearly said no to this and till today my partner has said it is my choice when the time comes. He understands that I am skeptical about it. Infact I dont have a problem with the ritual - I know it stands for following only christianity - If that is the case my partner himself should not be visiting temples/rituals with me. If you look at it religiously it is restrictive but practically I know my children will be both. But it is the perception that we will give to others that bothers me. You can say I am confused here. 2. On paper, I wish we can have something neutral. But is this practical and possible in Indian condition? 3. We have also agreed that the child's first name will be a Indian name followed by his surname. Mainly because I want my parents to be comfortable with the names. 4. Food: I am strict vegetarian by choice and belief. He eats when he visits his place but otherwise has stopped. We have agreed that once kids come, he will have to stop, since I want the kids atleast initially to be veg. He does not want to eat out also since he does not want to lie to the kids saying that he does not eat. We will discussed what happens when his parents come home etc. My question is: is it practical to expect him to stop completely? I wish he can but I also know that I cannot expect/control this.