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#71 heavenone

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    Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

    Any NY brides out there that have advice, stories or suggestions on how to change your middle name? I know this thread is a bit old now but hoping there's someone out there that might have insight.  I want to put my maiden name in my middle name so it would be FirstName Middlename MaidenLast GroomLast. In New York and a few other unlucky states, you're not allowed to change your middle name without going through the process of a petitioning the court to change your name. Which can mean a few trips to the courthouse to get it sorted. Has anyone just changed their middle/last name on the SS card and not going through the whole court process?

    #72 Julietisurs

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      Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:15 PM

      I was just wondering about this today... thanks for posting!

      #73 JayKay

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      Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

      I'm just in the process of changing my name in Alberta, and so far it has been relatively easy.  The only thing that sucks is once you change your drivers license you have to wait for at least 2 weeks to receive a new one in the mail, so now Im stuck waiting until I get that to change any more.

      #74 AllieH

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      Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

      I was teasing my fiancĀ© today that I was going to drop all last names and just go by my first name after we get married to avoid the legal name-change game.


      Now he's calling me "Cher" and "Madonna". 



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      #75 stefkva

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        Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:27 PM

        Thanks so much for the info!

        #76 stella331

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          Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:47 AM

          Thank you! I was wondering how to do this.

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