I want to change my middle and last name. But I also want to buy a house, move, apply for fellowships and grad school, and/or get a new job, not necessarily in that order or with equal degree of certainty. When's the best time to do the name change given these life factors? [more inside]
A friend wants to use a short, easy-to-spell last name on their resume, in place of their legal name, putting the first initial of their legal last name as their middle initial. Why is this a bad idea? [more inside]
In the US (Illinois, specifically) I changed my name legally, or so I thought. Now it appears the name change may not have happened. How can I confirm beyond a doubt whether the name change legally exists or not, and if not, what's next? [more inside]
How can I legally change my last name in Texas without it being due to marriage or divorce? [more inside]
I dislike my signature and would like to completely change it. Would this lead to any problems down the road concerning credit cards/legal documents etc.? Does it even matter? [more inside]
Has anyone used this service or another similar service to change your name after getting married? [more inside]
Complicated name-change issues. I am changing my last name, but not due to a legal marriage. Can I get my name changed now, but start using it for everything later? [more inside]
Like a lot of Latinos, I have a huge name. I am afraid that, in the long run, it may get me in trouble in the US. Help me prevent it. [more inside]
How do I go about getting government-issued documents in a different name for a name change in Pennsylvania?
How do I go about getting government-issued documents in a different name for a name change in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
Complicated: How should I structure a lease for a domain name? (actually a sub-domain) [more inside]
Are there any problems with naming a band after other people's names -- people we don't know? [more inside]
What does "your legal name" really mean? [more inside]
Does my signature have to match my legal name? The reason I ask is because I go by my middle name, not my first. My wife insists that I sign "legal" things like car loans and tax returns with my full name, while I maintain that my typical signature is fine (and grudgingly sign her way). Which one is it?