So many names, so little time
August 19, 2008 2:22 PM Subscribe
My recently married friend is having some doubts about her name change. If you or your spouse did a name change after you got married, could you offer some insights about her situation?
posted by donnagirl to law & government (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Here's her question in full:
I recently got married and just requested a new social security card with my married name. Now I'm having second thoughts about the way I chose to change it. I have four names - I added my husband's last name as my last name, and moved my maiden name to a second middle name. So, on my social security card, I'm now FirstName MiddleName MaidenName NewLastName. I'm worried about having two middle names, and concerned about problems it might cause on my driver's license, passport, etc. Professionally, I plan to go by FirstName MaidenName NewLastName. Socially, I plan to go by plan to go by FirstName NewLastName. (Kids, should they arrive, will be KidName NewLastName.) I'm trying to decide if I should simplify things and request another name change with Social Security after 30 days, making my maiden name my only middle name. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with two middle names, and if this has been an issue at all. I'd rather not chuck my original middle, as I like it, but I don't want to make things unnecessarily difficult for myself in the future.
If you have questions, I can follow up, or you can email her at email@example.com. Thanks!