(Closed) Maiden name professionally, but married legally…how’s it working?

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have asked this question to many academics IRL, since this is my plan, too. All of them said it’s actually quite common, so payroll and travel departments know how to deal with it fine. Just give them a heads up when the legal change happens, and if you change jobs. Other than that, they all said they have experienced no trouble. Some opted for hyphenating legally, in order to make it more clear for people.

Caveat: I asked in the US, you are in Australia, I am now in Europe.

Post # 4
2889 posts
Sugar bee

My aunt does this but slightly differnetly. She never legally changed her last name due to her professional identity being associated with her maiden name. However, she uses his last name socially. All of her id is still in her maiden name´so traveling is not an issue. However, she gets mail with his last name and also sometimes she hyphens. I never knew it was legal to use both but aparetnly she’S never had problems.

I’m also in academia but have not published much to date and will be married before any further publications become an issue so I will change my name.

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