Not around as in not involved, or not around as in not ABLE to be around?
If he is just not able to be there to sign the paternity form, I don't know what is done. However, if you are considering putting him on if he doesn't want to be involved, then I say DON'T! Trust me, from personal experience. If you put his name on the bc, that gives him the same rights as you do to the child. In other words, say he's not around for a while, then decides for some reason he wants to come pick up your child and take it somewhere. You can't do anything to stop him. I mean you can find loopholes, like him not having a carseat or something, but you can't just tell him he can't. Even if he hasn't been around, him being on the bc automatically gives him rights. It's something you want to consider long and hard, because it can affect everything. I never thought twice about it when I had my baby, cuz I was still with my bf at the time. But looking back, I would've left him off of the bc if I could have - I don't know if you can do that. At least if you are in a situation where he isn't around, he will have to go through court to have anything to do with his child if you don't put his name on.