- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I just called the department of vital statistics for my province. Changing my name might not be as complicated or as expensive as I had envisioned. I had understood from their website that it would cost me about 30 dollars to have my ‘intention of name change’ published in some government document, then another 150 dollars to apply to change, and THEN I would still have to change a bunch of other things (driver’s license, etc).
However, apparently all I have to do is ‘assume’ his name when we get married, and then take our marriage certificate with me when I change cards and documents sometime after our wedding. Easy peeasy?
I do wonder though… my name will be MyFirstName MyMiddleName MyLastName HisLastName. However, I will go socially and at work as Mrs. HisLastName. I may sometimes sign documents as Mrs. MyLastName HisLastName, but no hypen. That is my plan! I briefly explained this to the lady on the phone, and she said it was fine. She was kinda quick about it, so maybe it really is that simple? Or maybe she wasn’t really listening to me? I don’t know. Does anyone have any experience just ‘adding’ their husband’s name? Advice appreciated, especially from Nova Scotia.