Post # 1
I thought it was going to be hell, but the only awful part was waiting at the Social Security office (really – 30 minutes before you call another number!?!?). Even the DMV only took 15 minutes from start to finish.
So, now I have my new social security card, driver’s license, bank card, credit cards, insurance cards, work updates, and I’m doing my passport in December (after the honeymoon to Jamaica).
I think that just about covers all the bases. Now I just need to get accustomed to signing my new name. On the plus side, my signature is much more legible, since I actually have to pay attention so I get it right!
Post # 3
That’s fantastic! I’m having trouble figuring out how to “create” a new signature.
Post # 5
@bakerella: i will have no trouble with this, as my current signature looks like a cross between a drunk toddler and a dermatologist. I probably don’t even need to change it really.
Post # 6
My new signature looks like a 3 yr olds!!! It’s slowly getting better but its so hard after doing my old signature for so long.
Overall my name change went pretty smooth. I’m 90% done now. Just have to change a couple store club cards and get a new passport.
Post # 7
Argh, the dreaded passport change! I just finally got the paperwork from my mortgage to get that changed over.
Post # 8
Lol – the signature – I’m going from 11 letters first/middle/last to 9 in the last alone… My hand and brain have issues continuing past the first 3 of the last name as that’s all I’m used too… Doesn’t help that the initial is the same… my brain has issues with this… haha
Post # 9
@KLP2010: Haha I figured out how to write the “H” at the beginning of my new last name very similarly to the way I wrote the first letter of my old last name. Then I just squiggle like I did before since both have the same amount of letters.
Post # 10
Glad you didn’t have trouble changing your name, you got lucky! It was pretty easy for me to change my signature… I always just do “first innitial and then scribble, and second innitial and scribble” so I only had to change on letter. And, after 7ish months of being married, I’m finally used to it!
Post # 11
I practiced on our honeymoon and Darling Husband vetoed everything I did! I didn’t know you had to put “thought” and artistry into a stupid signature! Now I’m terrified to change my name! LOL!
Post # 12
I can not figure out how to do a cursive capital G. What a ridiculous looking letter. This has been the hardest part of the name change for me by far.