(Closed) Changing your name – How much effort would you put into it?

posted 11 years ago in Names
  • poll: How far would you go to get your name changed?
    I like my name as is, thankyouverymuch! I won't be changing it. : (9 votes)
    21 %
    Psh. I can't even find time to make it to the DMV with my marriage license! Maybe someday... : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I'd track down my birth certificate/application/whatever other papers they wanted. : (15 votes)
    35 %
    It depends on how much it costs, but as long as it's not too much I'd go to court. : (3 votes)
    7 %
    I have to live with this name for the rest of my life! I don't care what it costs. : (14 votes)
    33 %
    Other (Do tell!) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    No i haven’t….bu you do need one depending on the place. I wanted to change my middle name when i got married, but i would have to have done a name change TWICE so i just took my husband’s last name. yMy mom said she tried to change my middle name when i was a kid and the process was like $250…=(

    Post # 4
    Member
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    In Ohio if you want to do anything other than change your last name when you get married, you have to go to Probate Court and tell them why. It’s absolutely silly, but it’s true. I asked.

    -Bella

    Post # 5
    Member
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    This is crazy.  I wonder what the rules are in Texas.

    I want to be MyFirst MyMiddle MyMaidenLast Fiance Last (basically I want my current middle name and my maiden name to become my middle name).  

    Post # 7
    Member
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    One of my friends got married and replaced her middle name with her last name (she hated her middle name). She signed with her new name on her marriage license, and was able to use her marriage license to get a new drivers license…and so on and so forth until all of her documents were updated. This was in the state of Georgia.

    I am also planning on making my current last name my middle name. It shouldn’t be a problem b/c I currently don’t have a middle name. We are getting married in jamaica but will reside in South Carolina. I currently live in North Carolina so my master plan is to have everything changed while here so that the DMV will be the only place I need to go to twice.

    Post # 8
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    3282 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I am horrendously boring and will be taking my FI’s last name…it should be minimal effort, but I am willing to do whatever it takes because I cannot wait to share a last name with my hubby!

    Post # 9
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    …let me clarify that my friend took her husbands last name…she just replaced her original middle name with her maiden name. I will also take my husband’s last name….I am just bumping my last name over to the currently empty middle name slot =)

    I have had “middle name envy” for years. I have 6 siblings and can you guys believe that I am the ONLY ONE without a middle name?? Crap I tell ya!!

    Post # 10
    Member
    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

    I want to change my last name, but I’m not even going to bother until we move back to the states!  It’s still 2-3 years with my maiden name, but “legally” in the state of oregon I’m firstname hislast, so I’ve already gotten in the habit of telling people I meet that’s my name.

    all the documents required to physically change my name – from another continent – are too much hassle right now.  (new passport, new visa(s), new chilean driver’s license, new us dl, new chilean id card – that’s just the obvious stuff!)

    Post # 12
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    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    That’s strange that it requires so much effort.  I only took my husband’s last name but all they did was look at my marriage license and my drivers license and asked what I wanted my name to be now.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I just want his name.  I don’t really care what it will take.  It will be super annoying, but I think it’s worth it.

    Post # 15
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    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

    UGH, I was totally into changing my name, but we only have one car (which Mr. Peng takes to work every day) and it’s a huge PITA for me to try to get to a bunch of government offices. I don’t have the patience to wait in line for something like this, so I just didn’t change my name!

    Post # 16
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’m looking forward to changing my name, just not the paperwork that comes with it

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