Name Change Question! For bees with hypenated last names.

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
1240 posts
Bumble bee

I’m hyphenated and to answer your second question, yes same documents.

Post # 3
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Mine is hyphenated and I sign Name X or Name Y unless it’s a legal document. It’s never been an issue on credit cards, etc. Things like tax returns get signed with both names.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by  .
Post # 4
3832 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t give the hyphenated name to your kids. The rest is just your preference for signature etc. 

Post # 5
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My advice is it’s a pain in the ass! My mother has had it hypenated  for 30 years and my last name was hypenated for 28 years. I couldn’t get rid of it fast enough! It’s a pain everywhere – never enough room on forms – confuses people – filing at places becomes a hassle. 


I signed both together and someone just the last name at the end. 

Post # 6
2264 posts
Buzzing bee

I hyphenate but I usually just sign any documents, checks, etc with my maiden name. I’ve never had a problem either way. 

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