Post # 1
Hi, this may be a little bit random but I’m wondering how many of you are changing your name and therefore your signature? I’m going to change my name, but I don’t want to change my signature, it doesn’t resemble my name now or any name to be honest, do I need to change it? I’ll be interested in what you all think!
Post # 3
I’m changing my name and only altering my signature slightly. My maiden name is very long so my signature is an abbreviated version that is mostly scribbles. My current signature looks like it could say my new name if I alter it slightly, so I will but it will take some getting used to. I would love to use this oppertunity to grow up and make a nice pretty signature, but I know it won’t stick so I’m not going to try. (I’ve tried switching to pretty signatures with my maiden name and it only ever lasts a few weeks.)
Post # 4
My maiden name looked like squiggles.
My new name looks like squiggles.
Post # 5
@Mrs_H_To_Be: I’ve practiced my new signature to see how it would look. After signing about 15 times, I realized, my signature will look the same. (Except for on the marriage license because I heard, here on Oahu, they are super strict about signing legibly). My married name is quite similar to my maiden name. Both start with an “s” and both have the letter “i”; my married name is just 2 letters longer. I’m a scribble signer anyway so, unless they know me, they may have a difficult time making out my name if it is not printed underneath.
Great post. I thought I was one of very few that would be changing their name but, keeping their signature. 🙂
Post # 6
I didn’t really change mine. I always did initial last name, so I kind of went from A Lo-squiggie, to Jo-squiggle which is pretty much the same.
Post # 7
@Mrs_H_To_Be: I think your new signature has to reflect your actual name, no? You were thinking of not signing anything of your new lastname even though it’s you legally?
I really liked my signature before marriage. I just now add my new last name to my signature, rather than the two before I would sign.
Post # 8
Legally no. Socially/Professionally I am using First Name/My maiden/His last name with no hyphens. Changing my address was a big enough hassle and at this stage of my life (age 54) prefer to just keep the name I’ve had since birth.
Post # 9
oh man, I’ve been having the hardest time with my signatures since my name change. I seriously practice it while I’m sitting at my desk at work. EMBARASSING! lol. WHAT?! Cursive, capital “F’s” are hard to write!!
I say, if youre signature doesnt resemble your name in any way then why change it.
Heck, I got a BIL who just writes his first name. lol.