Monday, December 13, 2010

What's in a name?

If you've followed my blog for any amount of time this year you know I just got married this September.  I feel like it's about time to (cue suspenseful music: dun-dun-dunnnnn) change my name.  There are (seemingly) so many steps to take and I don't even know where to start.  I have a business trip next week so I don't want to change my ID just yet because it will affect my plane ticket...I think?  Then there is a whole list of things I need to change: bank account, passport (yikes!), cell phone account, credit card, and I know there must be 100 more I am missing on my long list.  

HELP!  

The Nest gave this great tutorial, so why am I so intimidated by this?  Was anyone else overwhelmed with the process?  Have any advice?  There is no question in my mind that I will take BL's last name, but does anyone have suggestions on how to make this process easier?

Maybe I just have a case of the Mondays....

8 comments:

  1. Funny you should mention this--I heard on the radio this morning about a website called www.misstomrs.com that helps you do it all at once.

    I think there is a fee, but it'd probably be worth it!Good luck!

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  2. Oh goodness! Good luck with everything! I wish I had some tips or advice...but not yet! Have a lovely Monday! <333

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  3. it's not too bad...and you can fly with a different name on your boarding pass...you just need to keep your old ID.

    First change your SS card, then DL, then banking info, and you can call your credit card company to send new cards. It's not too bad!

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  4. It's a pain, but it is totally bearable. I told James we will NEVER be divorcing, if for no other reason than it was a total pain to change my name! LOL. It's just important that you have everything you need handy, because you never know who will ask for what. Also, when you think you are done, you're not. Some account will pop up that you forgot about! :-D

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  5. This is exactly the reason why I plan on using Miss now Mrs -- www.missnowmrs.com. I dread having to change my name too. Which is why I plan on paying the $30 to use a name changing service. Do I think it is a good and wise investment? Oh definitely.

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  6. I changed my name, even though I really didn't want to! And honestly, the whole experience was horrifying. I was at the Social Security office for so long that I had to call Shawn and ask him to bring me lunch!

    I hope you have better luck!

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  7. I don't remember the whole process and what all I had to change, but I do remember it being a pain. Hope it goes smoothly for you!

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  8. I've been married so long I don't even remember if it was hard or not, LOL! I do remember the court clerk asking my soon-to-be husband if HE was going to change his name... but she never asked me. Good luck!

    PS I do remember now having to fly somewhere with my old name on my passport but my new name was on my driver's license, so I took my birth certificate and marriage license as well and it worked. So maybe just keep copies of both of those things with you for a while. :)

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