New names – How did you go about updating everything???

posted 5 months ago in Names
Post # 2
7749 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I never updated my email address…just updated my email signature and email profile to show my married name. I just couldn’t be bothered changing the email itself – and it doesn’t seem to matter at all really. I did update Facebook but that took two seconds and didn’t really affect anything since it was sitll the same account.

I’m a US bee so I assume things are different for official documents, but I’ve been moving very slowly with it, just handling one thing at a time and then moving onto the next a few months later when I can be bothered. I started with social security, then driver’s license, bank account, then passport, etc. I’ve been married two years and just got my new passport sorted a few weeks ago actually. Some of my bank info is still in my maiden name as well. In retrospect I prob shoudl have tackled it all at once but I don’t have the strength.

Post # 3
3492 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

Only updated my email signature at work. Didn’t update any email addresses or social media (pretty sure Facebook still says I’m single)

In the US so I started by changing my name on my SS card, then license, then passport, then bills and stuff from there.

Post # 4
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I created a new email, but I just give it out for new situations, I still use my old one and don’t plan to move on from it.

Post # 5
1143 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Tacoma, WA

I’m in the process of doing this now, as well (US Bee here). First things I updated were social media and email signature and “From” field. Next was government offices (social security card and driver’s license). After that, I started working on banks/credit cards/loans, and still have one bank account I need to update. Once I get my new license, I’ll send off my passport to get that updated, as well. I’ve also slowly been updating utilities and other bills. It does feel like a LOT to update, so I’ve been doing it all a little at a time.

Post # 6
661 posts
Busy bee

I’m a US bee. The name change hasn’t been a huge priority for me. I only started the process this year (a year after marriage), when I found out I was pregnant. I started off with government documents first. Then updated my legal name through work (though I still go through my maiden name professionally), which updated my insurance, tax, and pay info. With the new pay checks, I then updated banking info (hubby and I also added each other on all of our previously separate accounts). I’m updating credit cards as they expire. I wasn’t planning on updating my name on anything else, such as bills. I figure that the gas company doesn’t care what my name is as long as they’re paid. 

Socially, I am trying to introduce myself by my married name but sometimes forget. I’ve updated my social accounts but still use my maiden email. I haven’t created a married email. 

Post # 7
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Your nhs bit is easy – just take your wedding certificate to your gp, they update the records! I did a blitz on banking one day – just took certificate into all the branches, they took copies and I had new cards within days. Driving license and passport were the only ones I had to send the original off. 

Post # 8
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I changed my name at work as I started a new job. 

I haven’t changed my personal email. I got it when gmail first came out & changing it is too hard. I’ve changed the name that appears when people email me though

Post # 10
390 posts
Helper bee

I just started the process yesterday for me. I did the social security first. then the driver’s license. Submitted to work but I think they want the new social security card for proof but we will see. 

I just want this all done before I get pregnant. I don’t need my insurance messing up and so on if it happens sooner than later.

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