After you get the birth certificate back, you can approach the Probate Court about a name change action. These are inexpensive and without paternity established, you will not need the consent of the father (if he isn't named on the Birth Certificate). But before you change the name--make sure it's what you think is best for the child. Think about how you selected the name. What are you replacing it with, and how does it fit the child? Think before you act. And, Congratulations. Good Luck.
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