Post # 1
I am getting married in 3 weeks and in the past few weeks or so when I have signed up for things, i.e. new websites etc. I think to myself, why not just sign up with my new name…after all, I’ll just have to change it soon anyway. I haven’t done it but it does make me think. I would never do it for something legal like payment or ID but for those little bits and pieces…
In aspects of the wedding, like name cards then I have used my new name – after all, that will be my name when I eat!
So, when did you start referring to yourself by your new name, whether that is Mrs husband’s surname or for those keeping your own surnames Mrs Surname?
Post # 3
I didn’t start using it until I legally changed it. Even now, my user name on most websites is my maiden name. It doesn’t bother me.
Post # 4
When I got married the first time, I filed for my name change with the state (SSN, DL, Car Registration, Bills…etc.) after we came back from our honeymoon. I had everything filled out a week prior to the wedding. A lot of stuff, in my state, you can do online. I changed bank info, added onto his bank account, work (paycheck, email) after I came back from the honeymoon also. We left the day after the wedding.
I didn’t start using my married name until we were married.
Post # 5
The day we get married is the day I’m going to take his name. We’re going on our honeymoon immediately after, so it’ll take a week to get the ball rolling and a month or four to get everything legally switched, but I’m going to change it, might as well start on day one.
Post # 6
The day I got married was the day I started using my new name. I started changing my name legally right away 🙂
Post # 7
I plan to start using it as soon as we’re married. Obviously it won’t legally be changed until we get back from the honeymoon and I can get all that stuff done…which I’m not looking forward to doing lol
Post # 8
When it was legally changed and all my cc were changed. Probably a month after the wedding. But bc PayPal is a bitch, 3 yrs later my maiden name remains with them. I got a pkg yesterday and my husband was like WHY does that say xxxxxx?! Haha.
Post # 9
The morning after the wedding I went to social security to get my name changed. From there I went to the DMV to get a new driver’s license. So I guess I started using it as soon as it became legal.
Post # 10
The only thing I’ve changed is my facebook.
Post # 11
A few weeks before the wedding I started changing my name on e-mails, forums and what not, but I didn’t start using it legally until I changed it or calling myself by my new last name until after we were married.
Post # 12
The day that we got married was the day I started using his name. It took about two weeks after the honeymoon before I had time to go the social security office and everything. but they were pretty quick and within a month of being married my name was officially changed over on my ss card, my drivers license, and bank card as well as at Work. I still have to do my passport, but apparently that’s quite the endeavor and I’m not looking forward to it.
Post # 13
I plan on starting to use my new name as soon as we’re married. I have already created an email address with that name, although I’m not using it quite yet, and I have the paperwork to change some other things right away. I start a new job on Tuesday (3 months before the wedding) and my new boss asked me if I want to use my maiden name or my married name. I considered using my new name right away to make thing easier but I’m going to keep using my maiden name until we are offically married.