Post # 1
So before I call my county clerks office, social security office, etc. and wait on hold for years, I was wondering if I could find the answer to my question here. So, I know to change your last name after marriage you just provide them a certified copy of your marriage license along with the application to get a new SS card. But I didn’t know if what I wanted to change my name to required a different process than just that.
I want to add my maiden name to my middle name (along with keeping previous middle name) and take my FI’s last name as my own. I don’t know if that is something I have to petition for and wait forever or if I could just put it on the application that that’s what I want to change it to and they would do the rest.
I live in Illinois just in case laws are different state to state.
Post # 3
@Jessy727: Just put what you want on the application. This seems to be standard for most states based on my own experience and that of friends.
Post # 4
I think it’s much more complicated to do what you’re describing. You could drop your middle and add your maiden but I’ve heard people running into issues with adding the maiden to the middle. I’d call ahead if you’re adamant about it. Good luck!
Post # 5
Dunno how it is elsewhere, but before I got married, my husband and I signed our desired names on our wedding license. Whatever we wanted it to be. I changed to his last name. Then, once our marriage was on the books, all I had to do for social security is put on the application my desired name, but it needed to match what I had on the license.