(Closed) All places to change your name!!

posted 5 years ago in Names
Post # 2
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

eecuadrado:  I think you got everything! I would say deeds or anything else you owned prior to being married as well.

Post # 3
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

eecuadrado:  If you’re employed you’ll need to change your name with HR at work before changing it with your medical/dental insurance.  I just had that issue with mine yesterday.

Post # 7
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


eecuadrado:  Something I foud out recently (and I guess it depends where you live)- the credit bureau! I changed my name on my bank account and current visa and all my past credit (from Nov 2013 and before) is under my maiden name! It wasn’t an issue, I just had to provide my visa number to my mortgage broker! But I never would have thought to do it!

Post # 8
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

eecuadrado:  If you rent your home, you’ll probably want to get your name changed on your lease!

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Post # 9
24 posts

The IRS! And if you have a professional license, the licensing board. Student loan servicers as well, if you have them.

Post # 12
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

401 Ks (if you have them, and make him your beneficiary)

email (if your current one has your maiden name)


Post # 10
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

This is my list:

Driver’s license

Provincial health care card (Canadian)

SIN card

Canada Revenue Agency (taxes)

Banks, credit cards and investments


Professional memberships

Car insurance and registration  

House insurance

Utility companies

Doctor, dentist, vet, pharmacy, etc

Club memberships like Costco and the library       


I think I’ll just leave my passport and Nexus as is until it expires… and just remember to book flights in my maiden name. 

Post # 11
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Credit cards if you have them, any other insurance (renter’s, homeowner’s, auto, etc), a retirement plan if you have it, any other assets (I have a mutual fund from before I was married), alumni associations (not required but helpful). I started a new PayPal account with my married name. I also changed my Delta Skymiles account and my roadside assistance program. Do you have a car title or anything in your name? When you go to the DMV to update there, you should be able to re-register to vote as well.

Post # 13
11418 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

You may also want to add your retirement accounts and your alumni associations at the schools you have attended.

Post # 15
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Car titles/registration? Benefit information, I think those are the only two “extras” I have on my list that you don’t, other than my workplace info/email.

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