(Closed) Social Media Name Change

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 33
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I added his name to the end of mine on facebook probably a week after coming home from the honeymoon.  I think it wouldn’t let me do it on mobile so I had to wait.  Didn’t change legally (or professionally, a lot of my contacts wouldn’t recognize my new name) but socially I go by Mrs. hisname.  

Post # 34
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99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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stephisaur :  sorry, I don’t mean to be awkward but you put your surname that you used prior to getting married. The marriage certificate allows you to change your name officially.

Post # 35
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11519 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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ashleylee :  I think I did mine the next day, wasnt legal for about 6 weeks

Post # 36
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6429 posts
Bee Keeper

I changed mine same day!  Only because we had a JOP wedding and I had the time hah.  And it was legally changed about a week later when the paperwork had gone through.

Post # 37
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2626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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greensunflowerbee :  No you’re not being awkward, the information out there is… confusing at best. I didn’t mean to get snippy with you, I apologise. I think this next bit is right?

The marriage certificate ALLOWS you to use your Husband’s name, but it’s not “official” until you actually change stuff. So if you get a post dated passport (like I have) then technically I have a legal document with my name change on that date, making my legal name change official from the moment I sign the register.

If that makes sense? Lol ๐Ÿ™‚

Not that any of this matters to the OP lol ๐Ÿ˜›

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Post # 39
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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stephisaur :  you’re totally correct, the information is awkward but you just sign your marriage certificate in your maiden name. I remember getting stressed about this myself. Afterwards, with your marriage certificate, you can change your name legally to your husband’s name. 

If I sounded like a know it all, I’m sorry too ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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