(Closed) Using maiden name professionally

posted 10 years ago in Names
Post # 32
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m having issues with this right now actually. I’m becoming a licensed realtor, and will licensed way before the wedding, so my license will be in my maiden name. I want to legally and socially change my name to myfirst middle hislast but professionally I want to go by myfirst middle mylast hislast or just with my last name on the end. I don’t want to have to change business cards and all that, plus my clients may not know who I am when I send them marketing materials. ALSO, my father and I are in the business together so it’s called The Pollard Group, if I change my last name, I won’t match! haha.

I don’t know, have any realtors had to go through this at all?

Post # 33
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1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am planning on changing my last name to FI’s last name.

The topic is interesting because changing my last name and then going by my maiden name could not happen with my employer. Basically, the name that is on your social security card is your official name that goes on payroll, e-mail, telephone, badge etc… I know this because I just had a co-worker deal with this matter.

So for me it would be weird to officially change my name to his, but use my maiden name at work. People would be all kinds of confused if my e-mail address said one name and I introduced myself as another name!

Post # 34
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@GretaEhm:

Just FYI, cashing checks in the old name does not require a DBA. When my wife and I notified our banks and our credit union of our name change, they added “AKA”s for us for the old names.

Post # 34
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I am getting married in Fall 2017. I am a trauma therapist and do not want unbalanced clients to be able to find me under HisLastName. I was told I could keep my current last name as I have built up my career under my current last name, along with license #’s and credentials. It’s expensive to change those as well.

I do not want to hyphenate my name either as my work signature is very long already since I have to include all my credentials after my name.

So can I keep both names without hyphenating and still use both legally?

Post # 35
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I am getting married in Fall 2017. I am a trauma therapist and do not want unbalanced clients to be able to find me under HisLastName. I was told I could keep my current last name as I have built up my career under my current last name, along with license #’s and credentials. It’s expensive to change those as well. I do not want to hyphenate my name either as my work signature is very long already since I have to include all my credentials after my name. So can I keep both names without hyphenating and still use both legally?

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