(Closed) I changed my name. Now I kind of want to change it again.

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
1365 posts
Bumble bee

Is there are a reason you can’t have First Middle Yourlast Hislast?

Post # 4
14569 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you have to go throught the courts now and do a legal name change.  You get one shot at putting it the way you want on the marriage certificate to do it the easy way.  But to answer your question.. nope, it was annoying enough to change it once, I dont plan on bothering to do it again.

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Professionally you can go by anything you want! So I vote for First YourLast HisLast. I sign most of my emails with MyName (Maiden) HisLast, so that my clients aren’t confused by my new last name.

Post # 7
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yeah, unfortunately you’ll have to do it through a court. When I divorced I didn’t do it then for whatever reason, and about a year later decided I wanted my maiden name back. It wasn’t as bad as you’re probably thinking though. I just went and filled out the petition for a name change, got court date, and on then went to see a judge, and it was done. But then the dealing with getting a new SS card, drivers licence, etc… that’s a whole ‘nother can of worms.

Post # 8
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You have to get a court order to change your name. But, I’ve done it and it is a super easy process. I just had to find the request form online, fill it out, and mail it with a check for filing fee (~$30). I got the court order in the mail a week or 2 after. Look up the name change process in your city/county before writing it off.

Post # 9
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would change it, it’s still early.  🙂

Post # 10
11376 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am a big proponent of the name change you’re now contemplating (First Maiden-Becomes-New-Middle Hislast), for all of the reasons you mentioned. It’s also the formal, traditional manner in which women have changed their names over the years in the U.S., (though very few of the women I know have done this.)

I love having my new name this way, and, although I sometimes I miss my given middle initial, I do not really miss my given middle name.  If, for any reason, you don’t decide to change your name again, you could still use your maiden name in parentheses on a resume or at work.

example:  Jane (Doe) Smith

I should also note that one of my former co-workers kept her given middle name and changed her last name to her husband’s last name, but, just a few weeks after her wedding, she decided to start writing her new name the way I did mine, using her maiden name as her middle name, even though she did not change her name again legally. It just made things a lot simpler for her at work.

Best wishes on whatever you decide!

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