(Closed) Double-barrelled surname — what NEEDS to be changed?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I did the same thing with my name. I changed social security first, then drivers license, car registration, car title, bank accounts, insurance, payroll (but not work email), 401k, passport. You need to change most of the same things as if you completely changed your last name. You can look for a checklist for anything else you might not have thought of. For just about everything else, I just use my maiden only.

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Also, you might have to put a hyphen or squeeze your names together in your drivers license if you’re in the US. Some states, like Massachussetts don’t accept the space.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

plenty of women move their maiden name to their middle name when they take their husbands name.  if you are legally changing your name, you will have to change it everywhere.

you dont have to go back and change old documents for example, i dropped my last name and took my husbands but my title to my house is in my maiden name as that was my name when i boguht the house.  also my medical records going forward are my new name but i didn’t change old records.  most are electronic now, so it probably changed automatically.

once you change your name. you can have people call you whatever you want.

at school, the sign on your door can still read ms maidenname.  it is not an official document, so it doesn’t have to change if you don’t want it.  but your paycheck will need to change to your legal name.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

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ecampbell :  DH and I both doubled/ we actually hyphenated.  And yes we had to change evvvvvverything.  Request a couple copies of your marriage license.  You will need that and your other ID docs to change stuff over. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I should add, we bought a house last year.  And as part of the deed process they have you sign with all of your current names.  I had one, my hyphenated name.  DH had 3 or 4 versions of his name Name Last Name, Name New Last Name, Name Middle Last Name, Name Middle New Last Name.  Haha, so clearly I did a better job of getting everything changed over 🙂

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