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#1 NYJen

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    Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:29 PM

    YIKES!!! I was actually a little emotional over this. I've had the same name for over 35 years, I almost didn't want to change it. But I did. I actually moved my maiden name to a second middle name. So it's still there, but I don't have to use it unless I want to.

    Anyway, for those of you in NY - if you live in Queens, you HAVE to go to the Jamaica office to do your name change. You can't mail it in or go to any other office. I waited on line for AN HOUR AND A HALF and then they almost gave me a hard time about the marriage certificate being in Spanish. Um, hello, this is QUEENS, NY - the most culturally diverse 514 square miles in the world (something like that.) SOMEONE here must be able to translate this thing. They had a supervisor do it. Oh, and I can read lips so I saw her saying behind the thick, bullet proof glass (yeah, welcome to Queens) that something was wrong on my marriage certificate. Nice, now I have to look into that. At least I'm done.

    I called Brendan when I was done and told him I should have dragged his ass down there with me. Men suck that they don't have to deal with this stuff.

    #2 jajajaja

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      Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:32 PM

      I feel ya Jen. I changed mine last month and it was a PIA. I could only imagine having to go to Queens. I had fun watching all the weird people at our SS office though.

      I made Steve go with me because I didn't want to change my name but he was persistent. I did it to make him happy so I made him go through hell too. LOL
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      #3 jamisoncollette

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        Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:32 PM

        Congratulations! Brendan better have a nice something waiting for you at home!

        #4 JUSTUSTWO

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          Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:37 PM

          Congrats on the name change! I'm in the stages of changing my name on eveything & its been such a hassle. Calling all the credit card companies & every company wanting a different piece of info is sooo annoying. I have yet to do the impt things such as my license, ss card, or passport. I can only imagine what fun that will be!

          And I definitely thank you for giving me the heads up as to what to expect in Queens! I dread going to the Jamaica office....sigh!

          Men should be mandated to accompany us on any name-change trips that we have to make!

          #5 nikkianddean

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            Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:37 PM

            congrats Jen!!! I knw Jamaica - I hated it there. One day i might tell you about my experience at Jamaica Hospital - I would perform surgery on myself rather than go back to that place EVER!!!

            are you having fun with your new signature?
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            #6 NYJen

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              Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:41 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by JUSTUSTWO
              Congrats on the name change! I'm in the stages of changing my name on eveything & its been such a hassle. Calling all the credit card companies & every company wanting a different piece of info is sooo annoying. I have yet to do the impt things such as my license, ss card, or passport. I can only imagine what fun that will be!

              And I definitely thank you for giving me the heads up as to what to expect in Queens! I dread going to the Jamaica office....sigh!

              Men should be mandated to accompany us on any name-change trips that we have to make!

              Just a tip, I believe the SS office opens at 7:00AM everyday and Wednesday night they're open until 7:00PM.

              #7 starchild

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                Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:53 PM

                Congrats girl! Yet another recently married bride putting me to shame. 1 1/2 hours is probably what I'm looking at in L.A. too....I just need to do it. If I'm feeling frisky I'll go tomorrow. They don't open until 9am though and everyone and their 4 kids are in line at like 7:30

                BTW - I see you went with Queen of Queens....nice!!! You are Queens to me :)

                #8 1elephant

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                  Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:57 PM

                  i did my ss card and my license but haven't done cards or anything yet...and i keep signing my maiden name on everything...i can't get used to it.

                  #9 NYJen

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                    Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:12 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by starchild
                    Congrats girl! Yet another recently married bride putting me to shame. 1 1/2 hours is probably what I'm looking at in L.A. too....I just need to do it. If I'm feeling frisky I'll go tomorrow. They don't open until 9am though and everyone and their 4 kids are in line at like 7:30

                    BTW - I see you went with Queen of Queens....nice!!! You are Queens to me :)
                    LOL!!!!! In Queens it was everyone and their 5 kids. YIKES!!!

                    Yes, I went with Queen of Queens just for you. And by the way, I was just thinkng of you. I'm watching the Mets game right now and there was a clip of Kevin James (who I know you LOVE) saying "Let's Go Mets" over and over and over, like a crazy man. He's sooo funny. Sorry to highjack my own thread - I always do that.

                    #10 NYJen

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                      Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:13 PM

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                      Originally Posted by lauren c.
                      i did my ss card and my license but haven't done cards or anything yet...and i keep signing my maiden name on everything...i can't get used to it.

                      I know, I called Brendan my boyfriend the other day. I'm having a hard time remembering that he is actually my husband now.




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