(Closed) What name is on your marriage license/certificate?

posted 9 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine was this way and I had no problems. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I thought that was standard for a marriage license?  At least, for mine in Pennsylvania, it automatically included First Middle Maiden, and I didn’t have the option for adding in married name.  And I had no problems at all changing (hyphenating) my name.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

In Maryland they don’t ask for your married name on your marriage license.  I haven’t changed my name yet, but I don’t imagine it’ll be a problem.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve read about this being a problem in other states, too, but I haven’t had a problem. The person at the clerk’s office in Kentucky just took both of our driver licenses and filled in the marriage license. Mine had my first-middle-maiden. I haven’t had any problems changing my name legally and I live in a different state than the one I married in.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I think this is different in every state, so I’d check with the officials in your area.

In MI, they told me to sign the name I was planning to use after marriage, so I signed my new married name on the license.   

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

In Iowa it was the same way.  I had to be sure that when I sign the license I sign it the way I want my name to be, or we have to apply for a whole new license.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We got our marriage license this morning! The clerk just copied our names as they appeared on our driver’s licenses.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I kept my first and middle name and took DH’s last name on the certificate.  I think it depends on the state.  When you go to social security in most states you can tell them what you want your new name to be as long as you have a marriage certificate with the names on it..  A few states you will have to go to court and petition a name change to the judge.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine had first name, middle, and maiden name. I signed it with my maiden name and a few days later took the paper work to change my DL and SS card with my new married name and had no problems.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s not an issue, so dont worry about it. It seems that certain states are different. Our marriage license (the one that is not legal proof, just needs signed and returned by the officiant) had my maiden name, of course. Then when I received the marriage certificate it still had maiden name. SSA just took his name info from the certificate to adress my new card and I signed my married name on the forms. You are not legally Mrs. HusbandsName until you change with SSA and get a new DL, so I beleive that is why alot of states use your maiden name on forms until you get it changed

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I had my maiden name on my marriage license. It’s weird, because Social Security’s web site will tell you that your new married name needs to be on the license in order to change your name. But, mine wasn’t and I had no problems.

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