(Closed) URGENT! CAN I USE MY MAIDEN NAME IN PROFESSIONAL SETTINGS??

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
Member
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I assume you can….I know that my bank said that I can still use my maiden to sign or I can use the hubby last name.

Post # 4
Member
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m in healthcare. And as far as I know, your legal name is what you must practice under.  That is, your legal name must match your dentistry license etc.  This is why I chose not to change my legal name.  I don’t mind if people call me Mrs. “Husband’s Last Name” socially, but professionally I’m going with my maiden name just to keep things more simple.  If we have children, we’ll use my maiden name as their middle name(s) so they’ll have a little something of both of us.

Post # 5
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3142 posts
Sugar bee

It depends.  Not sure where you’re from/are but if you did a ‘personal’ legal name change and your birth cert now says your husbands name, then no, you cannot.  If you either assumed your husbands last name or did a legal name change based from your marriage certificate and your bc still either has your maiden name or it states that you are now Mrs. so and so and that your maiden name ‘used to be’ such and such, you’re good to go.

But I’m from Canada, so it could be totally different here

Post # 6
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just googled it and this is what came up for wikipedia-

Laws respecting married names vary. In areas whose legal systems derive from the English common law—such as most parts of the USA, Canada, and the UK—a name change usually does not require much legal action, because a person can choose to be known by any name (except with intent to defraud). Married persons who take their spouse’s name must get a new driver’s license and National Insurance or Social Security card, etc., and inform the company they work for, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden_name

Post # 7
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you want to be known professionally by your last name, you need to change it back to your maiden name.  This isn’t going to be as easy as changing your name when you get married, usually you have to go to court to change your name if it doesn’t have to do with a marriage or divorce.

Post # 9
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3257 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know I’m in a competely different field, but I am a teacher and I am still going by my maiden name. I know of many other teachers who are doing the same thing. 

 

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Why would she have to? I’m not a legal expert, but like I said above, a lot of people still go by their maiden names in my field. Why would it be different in medicine? Just curious, not disrespecting. 🙂

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