Post # 1
I received a new job offer with a large company and if I accept, I will be starting in 2-3 weeks.
I am planning to change my name after our wedding in September, but my FI brought up the possibility of me going by my married name when I start at the new company, just so I don’t have to chage everything in 3 months.
He said that it could make things difficult with my new employer/co-rowkers/clients if they get to know me by my maiden name just to have to switch in a few months (and changing my email address would also be a pain). Also, my maiden name is difficult to spell and pronounce, so it might be nice to just start everyone off with a nice, simple, “sounds like it’s spelled” name.
Has anyone gone through something similar? What do you think I should do?
Post # 3
Legally you probably can’t change your name until you are married. You will need he marriage certificate to take to the Social Security office in order to justify the name change. Otherwise, you would have to go to court and petition your name change which costs s decent amount of money. You might ask your employer if you can go by your married name there before you get married but your paychecks will still have to be in your maiden name until you get married.
Post # 4
You are correct, I am not planning to LEGALLY change my name until September.
I am only asking what name I should “go” by when I start my new job (i.e. email address, introductions to new co-workers, name on company contact list…etc).
Post # 5
I would just go by your new name and when you get married, change it and go by that.
I think it’d be weird if a girl in our office was like, ‘oh i’m so and so!” and then i found out she got married 3 months later…
Post # 6
I don’t think you can use your married name until you legally change it with the social security administration and have the marriage certificate and all that. With your pay and benefits and stuff, they have to use your legal name.