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Assuming that the couple are not married, the law presumes the unmarried mother has sole legal rights to the child and is not legally required to use the father's surname. This will apply even in matters of child support or the biological father receiving custodial/visitation rights. The exception would be if the biological father received full custody of the child, the court would allow the child to bear the father's surname for reasons that would be in the child's best interest and not that of either parent. The person "reporting" the birth (normally the mother or both parents) can call the child any name they wish.

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Q: What can you do if your ex is pregnant and you want the baby to have your last name but the mother does not agree?
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If you just had a baby in the last month and you got put on the depo shot and you feel bloated and hungry than usual could you be pregnant?

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If the mother has taken his name yes. If the mother has not taken his name it's open.

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