(Closed) Two last names is possible in Illinois (Cook County)!

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Good to know!  Yeesh….changing your name sounds like so much work!  I don’t think I will be legally changing mine (just socially) but this is good info to know for all of us Cook County girls! woot woot!

Post # 4
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Cook County in the house!  I don’t think I will change my name.  Its been six months and nothing so far but we are getting Xmas cards to the Jones and when we have kids they will have his last name and I will be known as Mrs. Jones to their friends and teachers.  Le sigh…  No avoiding it!

Thanks for the tip!

Post # 4
49 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

How many letters total is your full new name? I want to have to keep my full name, add my husband’s last name for 4 names total. I was told that doesn’t always fit on a drivers license and it causes a bit of trouble. All told the new full name I want is 22 letters.

Wondering if anyone else can share experiences on having 2 last names

Post # 5
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

KayDeee:  I don’t have two last names, just a really long name. Mine is 22 letters (First Middle Last) and fits fine on everything 

Post # 6
49 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

excitedtobeMRSF:  That’s good to know. I will probably use just my husband’s last name socially but wanted to keep it MyLast HisLast (no hyphen) legally.


Passports, flying and medical records will probably be the most confusing. But I plan on keeping them consistent in those cases.


I guess I better get used to saying “NO HYPHEN” a lot 🙂

Post # 7
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I know this is a 6 month old thread, but I wanted to bump it up to see if there are any more people who have added his last name as a second last name?

KayDeee:  Did you end up going to YourLast HisLast?

This is what I want to do too (we got married in June, just haven’t made up my mind yet!) but together both names would be 18 letters long (mine’s 7, his is 11). I don’t really care about the length, but I’m wondering about logistics issues that I might need to be prepared for – passports, plane tickets, credit cards, ec. 

Anybody have experience with this?

Post # 8
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014


jaykwellan:  I did this, haven’t really had any issues yet.  To be fair I only changed it a few months ago and still have a few things to update.  I did have one account screw it up to Hisname, First MyName but that was cleared up with one simple phone call.

One really funny thing did happen…our insurance company sends out free return address lables to customers every year on the holidays.  This year they came to “The Myname Family”.  So random little things like that are bound to happen, but it’s hardly an issue.

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