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

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 31
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

this is one thing I am not looking forward to.

Post # 32
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

For me, it wasn’t that bad.  I did my bank accounts, insurance, etc first and then the other things were changed as a received a piece of mail (magazines, subscriptions).  It wasn’t too bad for me because I was changing my address at the same time so it made it seem less complicated for me.  I didn’t change my name on our old home because I would have to pay to go to the court and change the papers so I didn’t.

For anyone who doesn’t have time to change their name with HR before W2s come out, don’t worry.  I left my job a month after getting married and didn’t change my name with them so my W2 was in my maiden name.  It doesn’t matter for taxes as long as you changed for name with SSA.

Post # 33
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Amaryllis: Yes, that is correct. That’s how they get your W-2 information and the like.

Post # 34
4643 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

this is hilarious! i love it.

Post # 35
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If y’all are looking for some assistance in the name-changing arena, check out missnowmrs.com or similar websites. You key in some basic information, and it completes standard name change documents for the state you live in. Check out the site for a better idea of what they do. I bought a gift card for them and am hoping it speeds things up!

Post # 36
342 posts
Helper bee

Okay, I feel so dumb asking this because this is clearly a funny comic, BUT, are we suppossed to go to court to legally change our name???  I went to the SS office and thought that was the “official” change needed to then do everything else.

Am I wrong about that?  Did you all go to a courthouse?

Post # 37
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Hahaha!!  Love this (not going to love ticking all those off tho 😉 !! )

Post # 39
30 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wowwwwww. I honestly haven’t thought very much about the name changing process. But it looks like I’ll need to start doing some homework.

Post # 40
72 posts
Worker bee

Ugh. I didn’t change my name. I’d actually prefer it if my husband changes his.

Post # 41
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This graphic is just why I’m not changing my name, either.


But of course women will still want to do it– or rather, “go with the flow” because TRADITION!!!1 While the vast majority of men won’t.


For a country where so many women change their names after marriage, it sure doesn’t make things very easy.

Post # 42
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2005 - Grand Ole Opry

Funny and exactly why I didn’t change my name!  (If it were important to my hubby I’d bite the bullet.  Thankfully for me though he couldn’t care less.)

Post # 43
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I see that list andmy head spins, but I figure, I did a whole bunch of changing when I moved here and that wasn’t so bad, why should my name be any different? 

I just subscribed to a magazine with my soon to be married name… Hope that’s not a problem when they go to bill me!  Haha. 🙂

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