In the State of TN you have a court order, ordering for her last name to be changed. In the State of TN they will NOT delete the old name and replace the new name, they draw a line through the old name and type the new name in above it. The certificate will be stamped amended on such and such date. In TN if you request for the Judge to put in the court order, ordering Vital Records to REMOVE the name, then they will delete the original name and replace it with the new one. The certifcate will still be stamped amended. If you get a short form birth certificate, the line through the name does not show up, whereas on the long form it will show up.
I worked for the Amendment Unit of Vital Records for five years, I knew those laws inside out. lol.
at 3:48 AM on Apr. 16, 2011