(Closed) Name Change Question

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am the same as you – professionally i’m Dr. (maiden name), but personally i’m Mrs. (His name).  I ended up changing my name to his name just to make things easier for tax returns, but  honestly, i don’t think it matters anymore.  Lots of people keep their maiden names after getting married, that i’m fairly certain it wouldn’t be difficult to deal with!  So, I guess I’m saying, it’s totally up to you!

Post # 4
423 posts
Helper bee

@mjoyelle:  If you officially adopt your husband’s name, then won’t there be a pile of paperwork, like changing your name on all your certificates and stuff? I think it will be easier to keep your maiden name professionally. 

Post # 6
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Least paper work would definitely be to keep your name legally. I think there’s no paperwork at all with that option!

Changing your name legally means going to the DMV, sending in a passport application, going to your bank in person…I just did all of that. Ugh. None of it is tough it just all takes time because they all want to see you in person! (Except the passport people thank goodness)

Post # 7
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

  • @mjoyelle:  Professionally I’ll be My name, persoanlly people can call me his name or my name (but I have kids with my name already)

I won’t be changing my name legally, at most I’ll hyphenate it.

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