Post # 1
I had to pay rent last night and realized ((crap)) I ran out of checks.. So my fiance tells me to order new ones so i don’t forget becuase recently i can’t remember a thing.
Well I’m going to be getting married in 7 months (omigod that seems so close!!!) and i KNOW i won’t be going through all these checks in 7 months. It took me 7 years to go through my last bunch of checks, I rarely use them.
So FH tells me just put your new last name on there… well I did and it just feel so weird to see my first name up there a different last name after it..
I can’t wait to be his wife and can’t wait to take his name but I do have to say changing your name is like a total identity change.
I got a little nervous… does anyone else feel this way???
Post # 3
Are you going to be able to use those checks with a name you don’t have already? I loved changing my name. I really go by the Shakespeare philosophy of what’s in a name.
Post # 4
I don’t really use checks for anything other than rent and at my hair place and they don’t ask for ID because they know me. I guess we’ll find out… If i can’t then I can just save them and make FH write all the checks ;o)
Post # 5
I ran out of checks two months before the wedding and it was a nightmare. We planned to join our finances afterward so it didn’t make sense for me to pay $30 to get checks printed when I’d only be using about 5 of them. I tried to pay rent using his checks and the apartment refused to accept them because he wasn’t the tenant. For the next three months I had to get cashier’s checks to pay the darn rent, because I refused to pay a $19.95 charge to pay rent online. SO glad I’m out of that apartment!
Oh yes, then we got a joint account and they sent checks with my middle name spelled wrong. I don’t even know why we bother with checks. As husband says, “In 10 years we’ll be paying with our brains!”
Sorry this turned into a check rant. I just got my name changed at work and it still trips me up to see my new name on my badge. I still feel a little nervous, but too late! haha.
Post # 6
I was totally just looking at the escort cards (including one with my new name!) and I definitely did a double take and was like, “who’s that?” for a second! yeah…it’s a weird feeling…