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? about last name

Me and the babies father are not married but we want the baby to have his last name, how hard is it to do this, is it as simple as just putting it on the birth certificate?

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Asked by junebutterfly at 9:45 PM on Jan. 14, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Yep, you just put it on the birth cert.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 9:46 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • yup

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:46 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • Yep! Congrats!

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 9:46 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • no, its not that simple. where i live the father has to have a valid ID with picture. My sons father did not have one so he did not get his name

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:49 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • for me it would be that simple, but you can ask the nurse while you're filling out the paperwork in the hospital. you should have it straightened out before you leave (plenty of time lol)

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:50 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • I am in Texas, and it's as easy as putting the name on paper. No questions asked.

    Answer by kitten_shuga at 9:59 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • In Illinois you can just put the name on the paper, no questions asked. I did that when my daughter was born.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • if you're married it's not that easy, the person you're married to has to sign an affidavite saying they don't care who's name the child gets. but that doesn't give the birth father custody rights, the man you're married to STILL has that.

    Answer by angevil53 at 11:46 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • i live in arkansas and no its not hard pic id and a notary stamp a licenced notarizier has to be prsent when man signs the birth certificate

    Answer by mom198005 at 9:16 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • Yes I'm pretty sure it's that simple. He MAY have to sign an affidavit, but that might only be for him to get his name on the birth certificate (which I imagine you're doing anyways...)

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Jan. 15, 2010

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