(Closed) Name Changing?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’d keep your maiden name on resumes until you officially change it. That’s an easy fix should you get a job but if you end up not changing your name then it’s kind of weird.

Post # 4
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@cora_123:  I agree. My boss told me to keep my name as it is right now and then i have to bring her my new social security card when i have changed it so she can update my payroll information and also my tax information as well.

Post # 5
9198 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i am in the process of chaning my name right now.


you will have to go to the SSA office and change your name there before you can go to DMV.


go to bridekit.com


it’s a great site for chaning your name.  print off the checklist.



ETA: if you are not ready to change your name on your license and still want to think about it.  instead of paying twice.  go online and print out a change of address card.  it is free.  you just keep the paper in your wallet with your license. (at least in my state we can do that.)

Post # 7
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

First, congratulations on the marriage!

Second, before you update your resume and cover letter, you must decide IF you want to change your name. If you decide to change your name, I would suggest putting your married name on both the resume and cover letter. The name change process is relatively simple (just go to the Social Security office and DMV with proper paperwork). However, in my case I decided to change my maiden name to my middle name and take my husbands last name as my new last name, which for some reason made the name change process very complex. It should not have been, but it was. It took about a month to figure it all out. So, to finally answer your question, if you decide to take your husbands last name (and drop your maiden name altogether), then I would suggest updating all of your job stuff with your married last name. Hope this helps. 🙂

Post # 8
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Update your resume/cover letter with your new name. It’d make it easier, I assume.

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