(Closed) Whole Name Shift for a Middle-Namer

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 4
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Teal23:  

Did you find anything? I have the same problem but in SC. Frown I can’t find any answers either. I just know I will NEVER call my child by his/her middle. I love both my names but it is such a pain in the butt all through school and on job applications, etc. I am going to research this this weekend and let you know if i find anything. 

 I am also moving to TN when I get married but I don’t know whether I need to change my name here first then move states or what or whether I can change my name and moves states at the same time. 

Post # 5
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155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m 100% sure that this can be done but not sure if you have to do anything extra. One of my coworkers did what u are describing and she did not have to have a court order.  I don’t know that there were any extra steps involved but I doubt it because she changed her name on her nursing license pretty quickly and that was the last step after dl and ssa.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

One of my former bosses did exactly what you’re planning to do. I think it’s a great idea for someone like you, who is known by her middle and maiden name. Unfortunately, I don’t know whether or not her change required a court order.  

I can say that, in the state in which I was married, only my maiden name appears on my marriage certificate, and I had no problem at all going from First Middle Maiden to First Maiden Hislast. I do not know what, if any, further requirements the SSA may have required for me to have dropped my first name, however.

Post # 7
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

So I have an answer now. I just got married and went to get my name changed at the social security office ( you have to do that first) and they couldn’t do it without a court order. It didn’t matter what I had been called my whole life or anything. I could change my middle name to my maiden name, I could add his last name, I could drop my maiden name but I could NOT change anything to do with my first name at all. 

 

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