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In regard to the name change you will want to go to court and complete the forms as indicated by the first expert. It is not complicated and it is not expensive. In order to get your Social Security and Driver's license changed you will need the court document.
In regard to giving the child a different name than your own the DC laws require you to identify the last names of the the parents at the time of birth. If you have not changed your name before the child is born you will have to petition to do that when you petition to change your own name. So waiting is going to be more complicated and expensive.
As a practical matter changing the child's name informally on the birth certificate causes problems later on with school registration etc. So if this is something that is important to you you should do it sooner not later.
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