(Closed) Changing Names in New York

posted 10 years ago in Names
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Helper bee

New York is one of the few states that allows men and women to change their last names upon marriage, but I’m not sure if you can change your middle name at the same time.

 http://www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/married.htm

Scroll down to ‘Surname options’.

Call your county court to make sure, but if you can’t change your middle names directly via marriage, you’ll have to get a court order allowing you to legally change your name (has nothing to do with marriage).  This is a lot more complicated and expensive ($210 per person), and will take a lot longer (took us 3+ months from start to finish). 

 If your fiance is just adding your name as another middle name, he’ll definitely have to get a court order to do so.

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