- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
Please read the post carefully because this is not your “normal” name change.
I’m getting married in July on the 15th. After such I will be Mrs. E
I know the processes for changing your last name are relatively simple, but I am having another problem.
Since I wa sa child I hated my name… instead of going my my first name, I’ve gone by a nickname that was a short version of my middle name. My first and last name have caused me to be racially profiled many times, and it also seems difficult for people to pronounce… I have come to loathe the first day of school, or visit to the doctor. It really pisses me off when people PURPOSELY choose to say my name wrong instead of the right way after I correct them!
Ok so back to my dilemma.
I’ve always wanted to change my name. Likely just to make my new first name from my nickname, and turn my old first name into my new middle name…
Problem? Yes. I am getting married too… Because we want to vacation right after the honeymoon it will be nearly impossible to complete the entire process in time to get a new passport and make our trip. Not to mention what the heck do I sign on the marriage license during my “waiting period.”?
Have I lost anyone yet???
Ok….simple version of options
A.) Don’t do a complete name change until after the wedding. Use your current awful name and go on your vacation. Afterwards send in all the necessary documents to do a FULL LEGAL NAME CHANGE….—-but wait there’s a question… If I sign my name on my Marriage license (TEXAS) with the name I awful name that I intend to change, is there anyway I can go back and change my marriage license too afterwards???
B.) Get the name changed legally ASAP! and while you’re at it, go ahead and change it to your new married name to save some hassle…. Pray your documents return in time, and that you are able to make your vacation….but what there’s another question. Most vacations need to be booked way ahead of time if you intend to save any money. What in the heck do I put in as my name? Seeing as I will be playing a game of chance hoping my papers and passport will even make it back in time.
*Sigh…..did anyone get that?
One more question. Does anyone know if you can use your government IDs while awaiting a name change? i.e. passport?
Also I think I came across something that said you can get a new passport but the information was limited. Leave it to me to think of this on a friggin weekend