(Closed) Anyone know how hubby can change his middle name with marriage?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think you go to the Social Security Administration

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

It will differ by state.  You can’t go to the social security administration until you have paperwork documenting the name change.  You likely will have to go to court and your husband will have to petition for a name change.  Men can’t automatically change their name the way that women can when they marry.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It depends on the state. In CA, for example, the man can change his name freely on the marriage license/certificate. However, in MA, he can’t – he has to go to court.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@Mrs.Tillmann:  Just a marriage certificate won’t cut it, as this won’t legally change your name.  You will need to bring the marriage certificate to your local social security agency and have his name legally changed.  I would call them first though and confirm that a marriage certificate is acceptable documentation for a middle name change for a man.  If it isn’t, they should be able to tell you what you need to do.

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