Q. What happens if I leave the hospital before making a decision about what to name my baby?
A. If you do not list a name for your baby, St. Luke's will hold the Birth Certificate Worksheet for approximately 10 days. During this time, you may return to the hospital and provide the name to our Birth Certificate specialist. You will need to bring legal photo identification with you for this purpose.
If a name is not provided within 10 days, the baby will be given the mother's last name. The worksheet will then be forwarded to the State of Idaho Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Q. Can my baby have his father's last name, even if we are not married?
A. Yes. However, be aware that paternity is not established simply by last name. Legally, you can choose any first, middle or last name for your baby. In order to establish legal paternity, you must fill out a Paternity Affidavit. Click here for more information about paternity.
Ever since the father found out I was pregnant he has denied it's his. .... For example he says either I raped him or that the baby isn't his. So he has done nothing to really help out in the pregnancy. ..... The father of the baby is more busy living from house to house and with his young girlfriend. Though I do admit he calls, but thats every 2 or more months, and when he does I don't answer because it's 2 in the morning.
Did you miss this?
if he wants to be treated like a parent he'd better step up and start acting like one.
What is he supposed to do while she's pregnant? How about calling more than every couple of months? How about taking her to her doctor appointments? That would at least be a start.
Do I have to put his name on the birth certificate ... to get child support?
Sure (not knowing more of the story of their relationship), he should call her and help with doctors appointments. But these things are about his relationship with the mother of his child... not his relationship with his child. And, I would remind you that we are only hearing one side of an obviously stressful story.