Changing Maiden to Middle Name in New York State?

posted 3 years ago in Legal
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Commenting to follow! I’ve read a few things indicating NY may change their policies re: the middle name change but haven’t heard anything official!

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I also heard this- commenting to follow.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Getting ready to change my name next week! Bumping to see if any bees have any updates on this topic 🙂

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just wanted to update that I have officially changed my name in NY to First Middle Maiden MarriedLastName. I had no problems at SS or DMV and all four names were printed on both, 27 characters total!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

MissBeagle27:  How did you do it?  Did you note it on the original marriage license application or did you have to change things afterwards

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Commenting to follow. Once our license from Jamaica comes in I’ll be changing my last name too (keeping my middle name though… I have no ties to my last name!) and not sure where to even start. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

When I applied for my marriage license (which was in New Jersey because that is where I got married) they only wanted your name as it is at birth- First Middle Maiden. After we were married I went to social security (in NYC where I live) and I filled out the name change application as First, middle maiden, marriedlastname. There was no issue submitting it this way. I went to the dmv once my new ss card arrived and submitted the name change form the same way, without issue.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Like MissBeagle mentioned – I too had a similar situation. We got married in NJ (My marriage license has my maiden name) and when I filed my paperwork at the Social Security office in NYC, where we too live, I simply placed the name I wanted on there. My name is now: my First, Middle Name + Maiden Last Name, New Last Name. I didn’t have any problems then going to the DMV. I did have to wait a bit longer at the DMV though because they had to complete a state change (went from a NJ license to a NY one) with my maiden name then they were able to complete the paperwork for a name change. All in all it actually went better than I thought. Just make sure you have all paperwork (marriage license, etc) with you. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Charmed3:  does this work if you have a New York marriage license as well?

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We are getting married in NYC, and I was wondering, is it better to keep your maiden name on the forms, or can I opt for his last name on the form, and then still request First Middle Maiden Last on the SS forms and such?

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I just successfully completed the process of making my maiden name my middle name and wanted to share with you all how easy  it actually was by following the advice I got here on this thread. When we got our marriage license at NYC City Hall, I placed my new last name on it (I did not hyphenate or add my maiden name anywhere on it). The first thing I changed was my SS card and simply made my maiden name my second middle name on the form and that worked just fine. Once I received the new card, I did the same thing on my passport application. Once I received that, I bought both new passport and SS card with me to the DMV in NYC and filled the forms out the same way and voila! It was easy, I didn’t encounter any issues. Hope this helps someone!!

ps- I waited almost a year after getting married to change my name and it wasn’t problem

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