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I am very sorry to hear about your dilemma, but will do my best to provide you with advice and guidance on what to do next. Are you the only person with parental responsibility, or is their a father named on his birth certificate?
The following is useful info to assist you with the site:
In that case you will need the father's consent to change the child's name, or an order from the court.
To apply for an order you will need to do so on form C100, cost is £215. You will be applying for a specific issues order to change the child's surname.
Please note that these changes are rarely made, and when they are it is because there are serious issues with the father - e.g. that he is a notorious criminal, sexual offender or generally a reprobate with whom the child should not have to associate - and even then orders are not often made in the mother's favour. Just be aware of this when you apply. You may get more traction if you are considering adding your own surname to the child's to make it double-barrelled, rather than changing it completely.