(Closed) What is my surname?! British, married in USA

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Are you staying in the US or going back to the UK?

Post # 4
993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Until you change it your surname is your maiden name, legally

Post # 6
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

How to British brides change their name in the UK? 

I was married in Canada, but we’re from the US.  I am going to change my name according to the US name change rules/laws.  I guess I would assume you change it in the UK, like other UK brides do?

“I was told if i want my husbands surname i have to change it myself is this right”

This make it sound like it’s done for you automatically in the UK?

Right now, your surname is still the last name you were born with, aka maiden name.

Your US marriage license should have been filled out using your birth/maiden last name, not what you want it to be (husband’s surname).  Is what you mean by “did the UK accept the name change?”


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