(Closed) Name change nightmare!

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I don’t want this to come across as super harsh because it’s coming from a good place but to be honest I would suck it up and take your husband’s last name. You are beginning and starting a new family. You want to have to explain this whole situation every time you get asked why your last name is different. It’s not worth it. Take the new name and enjoy it! 🙂

Post # 4
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow, I’m so sorry to hear.  I live in Henderson and not at all surprise with what you just said!  NV DMV I have to say is one of the worst DMV’s out there.  They wanted to change my name and was honestly telling me that my legal first name is not my first name.  All because my name was too long and it wouldn’t fit in their precious little line!  lol…arrhg

I was actually thinking of keeping my maiden and making it a part of my middle, b/c like you it’s a family name and has a lot of meaning to me.  Well, now I guess I can’t!  I have a very long name (thanks mom!) and it’s really tough when I go to DMV b/c I always end up dropping something.  So now, I have some thinking to do!


Post # 6
37 posts

I would go through the court to change it. I did that and it wasn’t a big problem for me (in CT). They actually did it at the town hall. I went down there, talked to a magistrate in a little office, they changed my name and I was all set! Took maybe 20 minutes total. By now I’m sure you have it all figured out but I hope you stuck to your guns! I don’t see any reason why the kids should have to take the father’s last name either, but good luck arguing with a man whose ego was constructed by the society who told him he was entitled to lay claim to everything with his name, including his wife and kids.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by  MissSmithie.

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