Post # 1
So, my birth certificate has a typo on it. :-/ It’s nothing major, and has never been a real issue (before I moved to Kansas a few months ago). Basically, 2 letters in my first name were transposed. My schools never cared, the military never cared, passport office never cared, even my last state where I got my first driver’s license never cared. For 25 years, my id’s all had the correct spelling of my name (including my social security card)
Kansas however? Lost it’s shit. 🙁 So now my new driver’s license and my new car title (which I THOUGHT was supposed to be mailed to me, but I cannot locate…) have the typo on it.
I’m contacting my state of birth to get the typo changed. While it looks like a fairly straightforward process, it could take several MONTHS to get the change made. 🙁 My wedding is in 8 months, and during that time I need to get the amendment to my birth cert., change my Kansas ID’s, AND renew my passport (old passport was for minors, so it’s the whole process over again)
T_T I’m stressing out, bee’s. Have any of you gone through this?
Post # 3
This happened to my friend and she ended up going through the court in the state where she lived to “legally change her name” even though it was just two letters in error. I remember she said the judge looked at her sideways and said something like, “you’re changing from Marie to Mary… that’s all?”.
Post # 4
@Asia: I have never had to deal with this. I thought so long as your social security card was correct that would be enough. Bummer that you have to deal with the extra stress leading up to your wedding. I wish you luck!
Post # 5
@RoyalLime: Thanks very much for the well wishes.
@the boss of you: This is what I’m worrie dI’ll have to do. 🙁 I really hate the thought. The typo in my name is IDIOTIC. My mother was having seizures when I was born. The nurse who was filling out the info for my birth cert. made the typo, then had my overly medicated, barely concious mother sign it (she didn’t even try getting my dad:-/). There’s something about admitting that that stupid error is my name and asking a judge to take my hundred dollars and pretty please change it for me that makes my skin crawl. 🙁 My situation is similar to your friend’s, all right. But instead of Marie/Mary it’s Aisa/Asia. It’s not the world’s most common first name, but everyone should know how to spell the name of a continent, right??
Post # 6
Oh, no! My ex SIL’s name was spelled wrong on her birth certificate, so her parents changed the pronunciation to match it! Think Kirsten/Kristen. 😛 It was when she was a newborn.