(Closed) question about name change

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you change your name, you are going to have to change your name with all your employment paperwork.  They might allow you to go by your maiden name in the office though.  Personally, I would probably leave my name alone since you don’t want your married name on things you are publishing.  You could always use his name online for things (as long as it’s not legal things).  If you want to have both, maybe you could add his last name as a second last name?  Or move your maiden name to your middle name?

Post # 4
Member
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Why don’t you just use all three names?  Ex. – Jane Doe Smith.  Lots of people use their middle name, especially when the middle name is their maiden name.  That way people you know professionally AND personally will recognize your name in writing immediately.

Post # 6
Member
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

For many purposes you can use either – your legal name and whichever one you don’t adopt legally.  Since changing is a whole lot of work and you’d rather keep yours for employment / publishing / etc, you can keep your own legally and use yours in the situations where you want to use it.  Generally if it’s not legal paperwork and you’re not trying to defraud people, you can use whatever name you want in daily life.

Post # 8
Member
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you want to be recognized by your maiden name, then I suggest you don’t change your name. If you want to tag your FH’s name, then hyphenate or do the Jennifer Love Hewitt route.

Post # 9
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hyphenating would be fine.  I would make sure that it doesn’t get too long though since that would get sort of tedious I bet.

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