(Closed) name change…may be a dumb questions =(

posted 11 years ago in Names
Post # 3
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Welcome to Weddingbee!  Do you want to go by your new last name or are you fine going with your maiden name.  If so, there’s no need for you to go around changing your name.  Good luck!

Post # 4
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i believe that if it is hypenated, it is considered a new last name so you would have to change all your other documents

Post # 5
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with msduck.  I think you need to bite the bullet and do the paperwork since you are changing your name, even if you’re keeping your maiden name as a part of it.

Post # 6
3331 posts
Sugar bee

So, you signed YourName-HisName on the license?  Is that what you want to be called?  I would guess you’d want all your ID to match the name on your marriage license, that is if that’s what you want to go by.  Our county clerk’s office told me to sign my new name on the license, so that way there was an official document in my new name. 

In my experience, I had to start at Social Security and then I could take the new SS card and my marriage license to all the other places to make the changes.  It was kind of annoying, but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. 

Post # 8
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I don’t think there would be any consequences. The legally binding document is what the government has you on record by. The marriage certificate says that you can change your name to X after the wedding, not that you have to. I don’t think it obligates you to change your name, even if you indicated you were going to.

No one will be consulting your marriage certificate when you are traveling to see what it says! As long as the name you travel under is the name on your identification, you are good to go.

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