(Closed) Changing Your Name, A Simple Two-Step Process

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…..ummmmmm YIKES lol

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

That scares the crap out of me just thinking of all the ridiculous time it will waste…but I’m bookmarking it so that I don’t forget one of the 1million places where I have to change my name 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

So true! I’m already a little freaked about all the name changing fun

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wow, thanks for giving me reasons I hadn’t even thought of for why I’m not going to bother changing mine hahaha.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Next time my Fiance and I argue about me not wanting to change my last name I’m pulling this page up… LOL

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

lol that makes it look terrifying but its really not…i already have my social security application filled out and sitting with the marriage license. as bills come in ill just call and change them. if i dont get a bill, i dont change my name with them.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - ceremony in our family's Catholic church in Watsonville; reception at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Hilarious – I love this 🙂 And I’m gonna change it despite the 10 billion lost minutes!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

hahaha! yeah, I’m changing mine, but not totally looking forward to it! (at least Fiance is SUPER excited about this; he’s talking about doing it like 2 days after we get married, so I’ll let his excitement carry mine, and let him do a lot of the work!)

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Lol I like this! But it really isn’t that bad, I promise. The SS office and the DMV were very easy. Changing it with our bank accounts was probably the most tedious because since we have joint accounts, Darling Husband had to be there to sign something. Everything else just took a few phone calls!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Maybe this is a stupid question, but is changing your name with the IRS different than changing it with SSA? I just googled, and the IRS page says you notify through SSA. So as long as you change your SSA and get your new name on your card, you should be fine for taxes, yes?

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This doesn’t really scare me since I don’t even have a ton of stuff in my name, at the moment.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Amaryllis: You do have to change it for tax purposes (and change your tax status to married) but I did that with my HR Department.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m in the process of changing my name now. It is a huuuge pain in the rump only because the SS office and the DMV only opperate while I’m at work. I’m going to have to take time out of work to wait in their little dungeons to get my ids changed. After that it should be easy though.
Question to those who have done this though- do I need to wait to have my updated SS card and license before I can change my name on my bank records and bills or can I do that in the mean time?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

haha, you really can do alot of these over time when you need to deal with something like medical records, etc. Health insurance should be higher up since you have a 30 day window to change (a life event change).

The one I find interesting is the mortgage one. I didn’t change my name officially until after we closed on our condo, about a month after the wedding. At closing, they asked if they needed to change my name on the documents since we went under contract two weeks before the wedding. With our real estate lawyer present, we asked if we needed to do something to change it if we refinanced or anything like that. He said that they just write a small notation on it saying that the name changed. I get mail in my maiden name a lot since they pull the information from the county records. Either way. you don’t have to change it on the mortgage. It’s more hassle than necessary, so we didn’t. In that same bubble, I only recently changed my name on my student loan because I switched the account to our joint one. Again, I’m taking my time with it, 2 years later. Also, Paypal is the biggest pain to change. Still haven’t done that yet!

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