1. I have been reading online and I am fully aware that I have the option of placing the child under my surname on his/her birth certificate. I also understand that I just have to leave the child's middle name blank for this. What should I place under the "Father's name"? Should I just leave it blank also or place "Unknown" or "N/A" as many of the cases I've read online?
2. In line with my 1st question, is leaving the "Father's name" blank going to have any repercussions with the child's records?
3. As I've mentioned, I no longer want any affiliation with my kid's biological father and he is currently unaware of my pregnancy. My concern is what if he later finds out and wants to claim the child? I would assume that he would want the kid to carry his name which I do not want. I am currently unemployed and I fear that he might use this against me, and make it appear that I am incapable of caring for the child. Does he have any legal rights to the kid? And if so, do I have any rights to decline said rights?