(Closed) NJ Name Change – can I have two middle names?

posted 9 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 3
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I got married in May and went to the Social Security office on Friday to do my name change and rules are strict!  They will let you change your last name to Doe-Smith (hyphenated) or drop Leigh and make Doe your middle name, however they won’t let you add the Doe to your middle name as this would be a true “Name Change” which requires a court order.


Post # 5
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I am not sure that is would matter what state you are in since social security is a federal office.  You might want to either call the office or email them, but I got married in May, I live in Florida, and did exactly what you are talking about.  I changed my last name and added my maiden name as my second middle name.  It seems odd that each state would dictate rules on that but apparently that may be the case.  Good luck!

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