My wife and I got married in Indiana. We decided to hyphenate our names since her name is unique and mine was fairly common. When my son was born we noticed that my 'madien' name was placed on his birth certificate. When I called to inquire, the response from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services was that it is not a 'legal' name change because it was not court ordered.
I found this news article indicating someone in a similar situation where women change change their name after a marriage but men are required to go through a court order: http://www.ketv.com/Baby-Denied-Birth-Certificate-Following-Dad-s-Name-Change/-/9675214/10143654/-/item/1/-/kx3j5c/-/index.html
However, I feel my situation is a bit different being that we were married and changed our name while in Indiana which has different laws (http://www.indiananamechangelaw.com/faq.asp). Does this mean that my name change was never 'legal' since Nebraska's law forbid it? Or should Nebraska be forced to accept my name change from Indiana?