Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel
Hey everyone. I took the afternoon off to head over to the DMV, to change my name on my ID. Well, I brought my marriage cert, my new SS card and my old ID. Well, they said I was unable to get a new ID with my new (as it is on the SS card)name, as my marriage cert said my legal name was Kiwi MIDDLE MAIDEN. I wanted to Change it to KIWI MAIDEN NEWLAST, but they said it wasn’t right.
Did anyone else have this problem?? I’m seriously upset, and not wanting to know who to call. The SS offices obviously thought it was okay, since they issued my new card. I already have new bank IDs, and my payroll has been changed to what is on my SS card. I don’t know who to call, as TWO different DMVs said I need to change it on my SS card- I HAVE to have my old middle name, and I can add the NEWLAST on to it with a hyphen. I’m sad. Any advice?
Post # 3
that’s weird. when you went to the ss office, the name should have gone into the system at the dmv. we were told to wait about 72 hours to go the dmv bc it would take about that long for my new name to show up with my ssn. i’m sorry that you’re having so much trouble, but something about that doesn’t sound right. what if you went to the social security office and asked them? wish i could be more help…
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2007 - historic estate overlooking the heart of Palm Springs
hmmm….I have no advice as I’ve put off doing it. Please keep us posted on what you learn–I’m eager to hear how to do it!
p.s. why does it have to be so hard?!
Post # 5
In California, if you are just changing your maiden last name to your married last name – not a problem. HOWEVER, if you are also changing your middle name, that counts as a "major name change" (bigger than just getting married) and you need to go before a judge to "legally change your name" if you are doing more than simply taking on your married last name. I’ve had a few Cali friends who wanted to make their maden names their middle names, and some didn’t do it because it costs money for the forms and processing and takes more time. One friend didn’t have a middle name and wanted one, but it is a hassle to legally change any part of your birth name other than taking on a last name by marriage. I haven’t personally tried to change my name as I’m not getting married until August – but this is what my friends have told me.
Post # 6
I’m not married, but I had the same trouble when my Step Dad adopted me. It took about two weeks and 4 different people. I don’t know if it had to do with the the time or a nice employee. I would call before you go in again. 800-777-0133