(Closed) Identity Crisis

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m so sorrry. My FI has the same problem as he goes by his middle name, so do two of my uncles. It’s difficult to deal with. Have you tried some other banks to see if they’ll let you use your name? The PhD thing is ridiculous. It’s something that you worked hard for and it deserves the right name, not some other name. I’m so sorry.

Post # 4
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2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had a friend in school who was in the same situation. Let’s say his name was John James Smith and he went by James Smith. For his graduation, so his diploma would read “James Smith” he asked his parents if they would go to change his name for him. He is now legally James John Smith and has James Smith on all his legal documents.

Post # 5
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Could you legally change your name around and become Elizabeth Jane Bennett? Do you have time to do that? I think it would be worth it for the professional aspects alone, especially if in the academic world you’re known as Elizabeth. One of my BMs is just finishing her PhD as well, and it will be published under her maiden name since that’s how everyone knows her in academia, if she starts going by her married name all of a sudden no one will realize it’s her. So for the rest of her career, she’ll always be going by her maiden name.

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