When did you start using your new (married) name?

posted 4 years ago in Names
  • poll: I started to use my new title and/or name (non-legal situations)
    As soon as we were engaged : (0 votes)
    Before we were engaged (secretly) : (0 votes)
    After we were married : (32 votes)
    71 %
    I used it during wedding planning : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I went around and changed my name on things like forums, websites etc. : (5 votes)
    11 %
    I gave my new name when signing up for new things but did not change anything until later : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    12480 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    1286 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    1588 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The day I got married was the day I started using my new name. I started changing my name legally right away 🙂

    Post # 7
    6155 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    4315 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    5210 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    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
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The only thing I’ve changed is my facebook.

    Post # 11
    7656 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
    3377 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    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.

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