Immediately after the birth of your child, the birth registrar will visit you and the father to gather information for the birth certificate. This information is very important as this document will be used throughout your child's life for many important events. Be sure you are ready with the name of your new baby and the correct spelling of the name. By the way, in Virginia you can name your baby anything you like whether you are married or not. The hospital registrar is there to assist you complete this important paperwork for you and your child. We all want the information to be 100% correct on your child's certificate and so do you.