(Closed) How to change last name when fiance is in the process of changing his?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
Member
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@natmary89:  It will be a LOT easier for you to change your last name to match his after the wedding takes place. Changing your last name because you got married is fairly simple – you just need your marriage license and your current id. Changing your last name just because you want to change it is a lot more complicated, as I’m sure you’ve seen since your FI is going through that process. Do you have any sort of timeframe on when his name change will go through?

Post # 4
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

In most states, you put your maiden name on the license.  The license is not the name change document so it doesn’t matter that your new name isn’t on there.  But as courtney said, wait until after his name is finalized to change yours.  You might need to get an amended marriage license in order to do this since they usually look at his name on the license in order to determine what your name should be.

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