(Closed) Name Change!

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t think changing now or later will make a difference in the process, but you might feel like the symbolism for your ceremony surrounded by loved ones will be a little stronger if you wait to change your name.

For me the process was easy, but the steps were spaced out. First I waited to get my marriage certificate in the mail, then I took it to the Social Security office along with my license and passport, and then when my new social security card came I went to the DMV, and then when my new license came I got a new passport, and then went to the bank and changed my name there. And gradually I changed it on pretty much everything else too.

I think it helps that I kept my middle and maiden names as middles, so I just went from Unicorn Marie Magic to Unicorn Marie Magic Phish.

Post # 3
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83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It seems a little overwhelming when you first look into changing your name. My personal opinion is the sooner you get started the easier it is. You can officially change your name by law and then change it socially later on (at the ceremony).

I didn’t have any trouble after changing my name and I was worried when I changed it because I still had a semester in college to go before graduating. But everything was pretty seemless after it was done! Best of luck!

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