Extracting a file name from the file data

I need to rename a file I am receiving from an application.  The  file name I want to use is on the first line of the file (eg. /* trans1.wtn */)  I want the file name to be trans1.wtn.  What series of commands do I use to extract the name and then re-name the file?
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Assuming it is always in the form '/* name */', this should work just fine in a shell script:

head -1 "$filename" | awk '{ print $2 }' | read newname
mv "$filename" "$newname"

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