(Closed) Baby last name in the hospital

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I changed my name, but it wasn’t in time for the insurance to change my name therefor Wombat had my maiden name on everything. It really wasn’t a big deal because it’s not really on anything except the bracelet. Everything else has his last name on it. It’s not a big deal. Seriously. It’s nothing to worry about.

Post # 18
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I did not need my SS card to change my drivers license. I went to the social security office in the morning, and right after that went to the department of Motor Vehicle to have a new drivers license issued.  Then I called the insurance company which only asked for my  marriage license as well. I also changed my bank information all in the same day. It probably took me a total of 5 hours to do everything.

Post # 19
11522 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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@mwitter80: I’m so glad you posted this comment, as you reminded me that I did not actually receive my new SS card immediately but instead had to wait for it to be mailed to me.  Contrary to what I originally posted above, the SSA document that I took to my MVA office, along with my marriage certificate, so that I could change my name on my driver’s license was simply a computer-generated, letter-sized document that the SSA gave me the day I made the change. 

Post # 20
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i used the website missnowmrs.com (or something along those lines.. just google “miss now mrs”) you just fill out some of your information and it fills in all of your forms for you. as far as the driver’s license and ss card – just take your marriage certificate to the DMV and you’ll have it that day. easy!

Post # 21
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I changed my name when I found out we were expecting.  The trip to the Social Security office lasted 10 minutes, and the trip to the DMV lasted 20.  The rest you just change when you can.  I think it’s worth it.  I’m glad that I did — now the three of us have the same last name, and my maiden name has become my middle name, so I can use it whenever I like.

Post # 22
64 posts
Worker bee

I was in the same position. I was not nervous to start filling things out at I got closer, not so much because of insurance, but because of our state disability. It was just a hassle I didn’t want to deal with. Other than the baby being refereed to as baby my last name, and when gusts visited they had to ask for me by my maiden name it wasn’t a big deal.

Post # 23
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have to add that I changed my Driver’s License long before I ever went to SSA.  I just showed the DMV my marriage certificate and received my new license 15 minutes later.  IL does not issue temp licenses, so I guess that helps.

After we were married, I just called my HR person and added my husband and his daughter and told her my new last name.  Everything was effective as of our wedding date and I received new insurance cards within a week.  I also could have printed temp ones (if needed) from the insurance company’s website.

Post # 24
2820 posts
Sugar bee

I think for the birth announcements you can put in whatever name.  Her wristband had my last name even though she has my husbands last name.  I go by his last name socially but all my papers are in my last name, it wasnt a big deal and no one noticed really.

Post # 25
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It didn’t take us that long to change my name.  I did it in very little time but it might be a bit more now that you aren’t newly married.  You go to either the DMV or SS office first depending on your state, and then just change the accounts and everything when you can once you have your new license.  You don’t HAVE to change your name on some things like the mortgage, I never did because we had to go through the county first and it hasn’t been a problem.

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