So I'm not from Alberta, I'm from Manitoba but all I did was contact Vital Statistics for my province and they emailed me an election of surname form. It says on that form that after marriage you have the following options in choosing your surname:
1) You may retain your present surname;
2) You may assume your spouse's or partner's name;
3) You may choose to combine your present surname with your spouse's or partner's surname, with or without a hyphen (in any order); or,
4) You may choose to assume your spouse's or partner's surname, and retain your present surname as a given middle name
I assume these options would be very similar for Alberta. Maybe give vital stats a call and they can send you their form. It only took me like five minutes to get through and have the form emailed to me.
Hope that helps!
Originally Posted by Avens
I know a couple of you are from Alberta - and I'm wondering if you are changing your name - what what steps you have to start with to do it?
In general - are any of you changing your name? Initially I wasn't, and hubby was cool. Now that we're "officially" married, I get the feeling he really wants me to. I like his last name, and it wasn't ever out of the question, moreso for convenience that I wouldn't change it, and I really like my name. It reflects my heritage, and I just like it.
For professional purposes, I would like to stay Jaimee "Smith", but legally be Jaimee "Jones". Has anyone ever thought of making their maiden name a middle name?
So my new name would be Jaimee Anne Smith Jones. For all intents and purposes I would be Jaimee Jones legally, but then Smith is still a part of my name. (PS. I made up middle and last names)
What are your thoughts January ladies? What are you doing?