(Closed) Two last names in DC? Plus advice from brides with 2 last names?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think that is a DC thing, it’s a social security office thing. I would contact them to get an idea of what your options are. I live in DC too, and what’s awesome about that is, if you can’t do it here, try VA or Maryland. But, I would try social security since they are the people who will change your name, not the court where you get the marriage license.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I live in VA but did my SS stuff in DC. I’m 99% certain it’s totally ok. My advice is fill out the paper work two ways before you go in, and make sure you go to the office about 15 mins before it opens. I had no line, and it was a pleasant experience.

As for your work e-mail, that’s an office thing. Just ask to keep your address– they shouldn’t force you to change it. Just tack on your married name in your signature.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am considering the same option of keeping my full maiden name and adding FI’s last name to the end.  I would go by FirstName HisLastName, but legally all four names would be there.  I may not do that though, still deciding.  No matter what though, I’m keeping my current email address with my maiden name.  I’ve been at the same job for 6 years and am published under my maiden name, so I think I need to.  While I’ll have the same email though, I’m going to change the tag (not sure if that’s what you call it, but the name that shows up when you have an email from someone) to FirstName MaidenName FILastName, so that people start to see it and associate me with my new last name.  After a year or so I might then just take out my maiden name alltogether, but I’m definitely not changing my email address.  Even if I sent out an email to all my contacts to change the address in their address book, it never would happen and I’m sure I’d miss a ton of emails that people thought were being sent to me.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

@Tigrrlily04:  At my office, our tech people were able to change my email address but allow me to keep all of my emails and contacts. All emails sent to my maiden name still come in, and my reply is from my married name. It worked pretty smoothly. In my signature, i have first newlast nee (french for born as) maiden to address any confusion. I think it was called creating an alias, so both emails act as one, with the primary address as my married name- if that makes sense.

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