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(BANG) - Madonna's adopted son will take Guy Ritchie's surname.

Malawian baby David will keep his old surname Banda Mwale as his middle names, together with his new mother's maiden name Ciccone.

His complete name will be David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie.

Madonna, 48, made the decision out of respect for David's family heritage, but also to embrace him into her own family.

Yesterday (18.10.06) David's father Yohane returned to his work spraying potato crops, for which he earns 54 pence a day.

He said: "I'm not really missing David because we have agreed with Madonna that he will visit us here in three or four years time.

"I am not asking for anything from Madonna, but when David grows up and is brought here and sees our poverty, he will certainly ask his mum to help."

David's father took the 13-month-old baby to an orphanage after his mother died because he felt he could not look after him properly.

Yesterday Madonna sent an assistant to buy clothes for David and asked for video footage to be sent to her mobile phone so she could approve the outfits.

The singer and her director husband Guy already have a son together, six-year-old Rocco.

Madonna also has a ten-year-old daughter Lourdes from her relationship with personal trainer Carlos Leon.

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