Post # 1
I’m a UK Bee – and just looking at this its a total nightmare updating all your stuff. Where did you start? How did you tell everyone that you email?
Did you just change all email accounts and social medial into your new name and just have a footer on there saying you werew formerly known as X?
Wnat about official documents – which order did you do them?
And UK bees – the NHS. the most important since without your medical record you are pretty much in trouble in emergency.
Post # 2
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
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
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 # 9
urgh it sounds like a nightmare.
how did you deal with it at work, if you work professionally? your clients etc
Post # 10
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.