Post # 1
I was signing mortgage and insurance papers today, when my FI pointed out a discrepancy in my name on my documents:
On my Canadian Citizenship Card, my middle name is spelled “Ursula”
On my SIN card & Health Card, my middle name is spelled “Urszula”
To top it all off, my passport and drivers license has no middle name… I guess I’ve been dropping it accidentally!
Is this an issue?? I’m going to be signing several serious legal documents in the next little while (buying a home and getting married). Which one do I put down as my ‘real full name’? Personally, I associate with Urszula. Should I try and get the spelling changed on my citizenship card? Is it even worth it, since I’ll be changing my last name in June anyways?
Or am I (again) making an big deal out of something completely trivial? :S
Post # 3
Which ID did you have first? I looked at my passport 3 days before traveling to Italy.and realised my first name was wrong and when I opened my bank account they copied the name from that ID. I would say whichever you had done first the rest should change. Monday morning I would call service Canada and ask there advice. Better safe than sorry.
Post # 4
It’s not really a big deal.
When you fill out the agreement for purchase just mention it to you agent and they can decide what to do. Your lawyer will put your legal name on the title documents anyway. Usually we use a FINTRAC form (it’s required by the government) to write down client information and typically the ID that is used on that form is how I would spell the name on the agreement documents.
ETA: I just remembered something, most women have their maiden names on the title especially if they purchase before they are married. Also, lots of people never even put their middle names on contracts or the title, technically they should but whatever.