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UK citizen changing name abroad

I am a UK citizen living in Switzerland and I want to legally change my name. If I were resident in the UK, I could just make my own deed poll and have it signed by two witnesses. As I live abroad, it has to be notarised.* I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Jan 13, 2017 - 1 answer

Erasing myself from the narrative

I need a divorce from what's left of my family. I just can't figure out how to do it. The ending is the part I always thought would be easiest, but it turns out to be worse than the waiting part was. [more inside]
posted by kythuen on Sep 21, 2016 - 22 answers

You know my name; look up my number

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]
posted by ramenopres on Jun 27, 2016 - 10 answers

Wait, what's my name again?

I changed my name on my marriage license (years ago, in California) but nowhere else. What's my legal name? [more inside]
posted by pennypiper on Jun 13, 2016 - 12 answers

Help Name... Me!

I am a trans person looking for a new name, and I am having the worst damn time coming up with something suitable. Difficulties within... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2016 - 88 answers

How does a credit check work if you have 2 surnames?

Changed my last name, but credit card is still under my original surname. Does this complicate things when I get credit-checked? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2016 - 6 answers

Name change question

Is a minor marriage related name change discrepancy between state driver's license and social security card going to be a problem? [more inside]
posted by Across the pale parabola of joy on Mar 31, 2016 - 11 answers

How likely will I be able to get a continuance on my court date?

I'm going to call the court on Monday, but wanted to know what you had to say: I have a court date for next Friday for a name change. Something big came up, and I'm wondering if I can get it postponed. How likely do you think it is I'll be able to? [more inside]
posted by lilies.lilies on Jan 9, 2016 - 2 answers

I changed my full name (and gender). What account do I need to change?

Because of transgender reasons, I recently legally changed my name in court (and at Social Security and the DMV). I have taken care of my bank and my work accounts. Credit card companies and my ISP require me to mail the paperwork. I feel like I'm missing a lot - can you give me some examples of other stuff I will need to change? What is the most important stuff that I should do first? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 23, 2015 - 16 answers

Help me feel less weird about my name change!

I’m changing my name (for non-marriage reasons) and having a hard time. Looking for advice on how to make this easier and more positive, how to normalize it in conversation with people and deal with rudeness or nosiness, and also on dealing with a sense of loss and finding ways or rites to mark and celebrate this change. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Sep 30, 2015 - 16 answers

Getting Social Security to change my middle name to my maiden name

I got married. I’m trying to change my name so my maiden name becomes my new middle name and I drop my given middle name entirely. It’s harder than it looks. [more inside]
posted by the turtle's teeth on Sep 3, 2015 - 31 answers

Did Facebook out me to someone that had blocked me?

I know this is a long shot, but maybe someone here knows exactly how Facebook blocking works. Necessary details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by Promethea on Aug 10, 2015 - 13 answers

Identity without erasure?

I'm planning to change my name, but I'm a little uncomfortable with removing the clear marker of latina identity that my surname provided in the past. How do I still represent my Mexican heritage and avoiding unintended erasure of ethnicity, as a white-passing individual? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on May 4, 2015 - 17 answers

Namefilter? Not quite, nameCHANGEfilter (and gender too).

Dual nationality edition. And stateless until 4 years old. I'm trans. In which country do I have to change my legal name and gender? What? You want MORE snowflake details? Ok, ok, some more after the jump. [more inside]
posted by Promethea on Mar 10, 2015 - 12 answers

When should I tell Social Security about my name change?

I'll be changing my name very soon. Problem: My employer will also file my W-2 soon. I don't want mismatched documents to make SSA or IRS send a no-match letter. It'd inconvenience us both, and since this is due to a gender transition, it would also accidentally out me. Is there some time early next year when all the W-2 forms will be processed, and I can tell the SSA of my name change, then my employer, without triggering a no-match? Or is my best option to tell everyone ASAP and hope for the best?
posted by aw_yiss on Dec 7, 2014 - 7 answers

Background checks while trans*

I know that YANML, but does going through a background check to work in a state-licensed childcare center in New Mexico require that you disclose your legal name change? If so, who sees this disclosure: just the background check company, the state, or the potential employer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2014 - 13 answers

New legal name, now what?

So for personal reasons, I've changed my birth name to my online name and now I'm chasing my tail trying to think of where I need to change my name. The givens are SSN (done), Driver's License, Passport, bills, lease, degrees, medical records (?)... But I'm wondering if y'all can tell me what I absolutely need to (like legally, I have to) change my name on and what I really shouldn't bother with. [more inside]
posted by patheral on Sep 15, 2014 - 15 answers

Options for changing your name when you marry?

I just got engaged (yay!) and now, I have to think about what to do about my name. There are a few options I am considering. I need some pros and cons for each from those who have been down this road... [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Aug 5, 2014 - 55 answers

How to list my university on my CV/Resume?

The (state) university I attended was absorbed by a larger state school and the name of the school changed. How should I list this school on my resume - by the name it went by when I attended, or by the new name? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Jan 22, 2014 - 15 answers

Deciding on a new name for myself

I am female, I go by like 10 different names (and respond quite well to all of them). I never really had one name as a result. I have reasons for changing from my birth name, including that there are porn stars with the same name online lol! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2014 - 70 answers

sweet jeebus i want to stop explaining this

Soooo...my name is Siobhan. However, the typist for my birth certificate spelled it Siobahn, which means my legal name is misspelled. It's not an alternate spelling, like Suzanne/Susanne. It's just wrong. I called Vital Statistics in PA and the woman there said I have to pay for a name change via a lawyer. I explained it was a typo, not a name change. Am I looking at several hundred bucks to fix this or is there something else I can do? I use the correct spelling for everything except legal stuff and bills. It's just getting to be annoying and I want to get this fixed the cheapest way possible. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Dec 27, 2013 - 24 answers

Can I use my old passport even though I've legally changed my name?

I was married a few years ago and subsequently changed my name. My DL says my married name. We are preparing for international travel early next year, and I'm wondering if I need to pay the $110 to get a new passport or if we can just put my maiden name on the plane ticket. I'm a US citizen... [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Nov 15, 2013 - 12 answers

It's easy to spell and pronounce in Cyrillic.

So, dad made a career-motivated, discrimination-avoiding last name change as a very young 1st generation American in the 40s (for the change, think Jon Stewart ditching, "Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz"). Now, after a great deal of thought (and family support) I plan to take back the old surname. [more inside]
posted by blue suede stockings on Aug 1, 2013 - 51 answers

One name change. Two countries. Double the paperwork?

Dual U.S./Canadian citizen here. I want to change my name. This is not a marriage-related thing. But. I want my name change to be valid in both countries. If I go to the U.S. embassy with a Canadian name change certificate, will that be sufficient for a U.S. name change, or do I have to go through the paperwork on the U.S. side, too? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Apr 20, 2013 - 4 answers

I'm trying to weigh the pros/cons of changing my surname

Should I change my name, and if I do, when is the best time to do it? [more inside]
posted by picklenickle on Mar 21, 2013 - 18 answers

Impending name change and the resulting identity crisis.

I'm getting re-married. How do I juggle a professional identity with my soon-to-be old name and a new name identity everywhere else? [more inside]
posted by _Mona_ on Nov 3, 2012 - 6 answers

changing last names at marriage

Getting married soon (woo!). The plan is to change our names to Me Mylast-Herlast and Her Herlast-Mylast. I don't know much about traditional name hyphenation. Will this be interpreted differently by people who are more aware of the customs? I'm worried about people thinking that my family name is HerLast and her family name is MyLast, etc. Any other advice on the topic would be appreciated as well.
posted by rebent on Jul 24, 2012 - 76 answers

A Rose by Any Other etcetera, etcetera, etcetera...

In your subjective experience, would you say that you have been treated differently after going by a different name? How so? Tell me [more inside]
posted by vivid postcard on Jul 12, 2012 - 41 answers

How can we pick the perfect surname for us?

How can we pick a new surname? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 - 36 answers

name help please!

question about immigration related name changes, also immigration k1 visa related- details inside [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Feb 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Mrs. asnider will actually be Mrs. herownname, what problems might this cause?

Possible issues of not changing your last name when you get married, what might they be? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Feb 8, 2012 - 91 answers

Name change - from abroad

How can I change my name while living abroad? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jan 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me with my name change.

Help me figure out the ins and outs of changing my name (legally)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 - 7 answers

How to deal with a dead relatives property

My estranged uncle died and we're trying to figure out how to go about getting into his home and collecting/transferring property. The catch: multiple legal name changes and several aliases. [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Oct 19, 2011 - 17 answers

Paging ShadePlant Sauerbraten...-Smith?!

What have your experiences been if you have a different last name for your job vs. personal life? Will this help protect my privacy, or just make things a confusing mess? [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Complications of not changing last name to spouse's after marriage?

Would having a different last name from your spouse make it difficult to gain access to them or their medical records if they were in an accident? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Oct 3, 2011 - 23 answers

"He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected..."

I know there's been questions about changing one's name before, but this relates to the temptation to change my name...to a popular literary character. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 3, 2011 - 48 answers

Will the border patrol get pissy?

Will I have a problem crossing the US/Canadian border if I'm in the middle of a name change and my passport has my old name while my SSN card and driver's license have my new name? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Aug 30, 2011 - 8 answers

when a rose becomes a daisy

Got married 18 months ago and finally need to get around to changing my name. I live in the U.S. I'm such a dummy; how do I do this? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Jul 31, 2011 - 12 answers

Beyond monogrammed towels

Boyfriend changing his last name legally. What are some gifts I could get him to celebrate the change? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Pros and cons of dropping my last name?

I'm considering going by First Middle, and dropping my uncommon three-syllable Irish-ish Last name – a move that is significantly less common than going by Middle Last, or the like. What benefits and downsides might come up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2011 - 17 answers

Change org name in FB "network"

The name of my university changed. How do I update the name in Facebook's "network" - we have a page with the right name, with org type set as University, but that apparently doesn't do it. [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on May 20, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I stick with a name I'm choosing for myself?

My parents gave me a hard-to-pronounce name, and when I got to grade school my classmates started calling me something similiar for pronunciation ease. I picked a new name for myself in Highschool, but I haven't been able to stick to any name since then. How do I stick to whichever name I choose? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Feb 22, 2011 - 29 answers

How can I make meeting new people easy and advance in my career when I have an unusual name?

My name is unusual in the US, and the associated hassle is inconvenient. Should I use a nickname, change my name or keep it as-is? If I keep it, what strategies can I use to wear it better? [more inside]
posted by zelot on Feb 16, 2011 - 39 answers

I just want my name back, particularly since I never changed it in the first place.

I never changed my name after I got married, but I signed my name with my husband's last name on several legal documents. Now we're getting divorced, and my lawyer tells me that I have to request in my MDA that my name be restored to my maiden name. I live in Tennessee. Help me understand this please! [more inside]
posted by mudlark on Feb 3, 2011 - 19 answers

New passport, new driver's license, new credit cards, new work ID, new checks, new name.

[When-to-change-name-filter] We were married by a judge in June 2010. Our big wedding is this May 2011. We're filing taxes jointly in a month or so. We're going on an out-of-country honeymoon in June 2011. Taking all of that into mind, when is it going to be easiest for me to legally take his name? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Jan 24, 2011 - 21 answers

Who the hell am I?

My married name was "Jane Whatever Doe". I got divorced a while back and my legal (according to Social Security) name is "Jane Whatever Smith." Everyone in the art world knows me by my married name of "Jane Doe," so my driver's license says "Jane Whatever Smith-Doe." Are you confused yet? More within... [more inside]
posted by madred on Oct 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Stage Name Changes

Performer types: does changing your stage name affect your career greatly? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 10, 2010 - 4 answers

I do-- now how much of this do I need to re-do?

My partner and I have decided to get married now and have the wedding in the next couple of years. But we just bought a business, and in the last couple of weeks I have signed dozens of legal and financial documents. I'm taking his last name- what is the difficulty level of doing name changes on all of these documents, and how soon do I need to have them completed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2010 - 4 answers

A rose by any other name...

Changing my surname back to my maiden name years after a divorce - please give me your advice. [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Aug 13, 2010 - 26 answers

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