On the birth certificate application filled out at the hospital, the birth mother chooses whatever name she wishes for the baby (or it is labeled “Baby Girl/Boy” with her last name). Then, in order to have the birth certificate released to my office, she executes my office’s birth certificate request form and must use the same name as on the birth certificate application (which I often don’t have a chance to see, as it is filled out during her stay prior to discharge). These names must also mirror the name listed on the consent/surrender documents (or at least the consents must include an a/k/a notation). I have had an increasingly difficult time trying to keep these matched up.

Some counties will just not release a birth certificate if there is a slight inconsistency in spelling, even though they know full well about whom the request pertains.

Are others dealing with this?  Any ideas?