(Closed) New Job….Change My Name??

posted 10 years ago in Names
  • poll: Which name should I go by when I start my new job??

    Keep maiden name until wedding in September

    Go by my married name from day 1

  • Post # 3
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Legally you probably can’t change your name until you are married.  You will need he marriage certificate to take to the Social Security office in order to justify the name change.  Otherwise, you would have to go to court and petition your name change which costs s decent amount of money.  You might ask your employer if you can go by your married name there before you get married but your paychecks will still have to be in your maiden name until you get married.

    Post # 5
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would just go by your new name and when you get married, change it and go by that.

    I think it’d be weird if a girl in our office was like, ‘oh i’m so and so!” and then i found out she got married 3 months later…

    Post # 6
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t think you can use your married name until you legally change it with the social security administration and have the marriage certificate and all that. With your pay and benefits and stuff, they have to use your legal name.

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