Did you know that over 90% of brides change their names after marriage? And, did you know that the typical bride needs to notify approximately 15 organizations of her new name? If you’re changing your name, there are several things you’ll need to do. When I changed my name after marriage, I had to fill out numerous forms at several locations, which meant time spent looking for paperwork and waiting in line. I had no idea where to start: which form is filled out first? What type of identification do I need? Thankfully, now there’s an easier way with Easy Name Change, a service that makes changing your name an effortless process. You can even begin the name change process before you get married so you can save time after the wedding. Read on to find out more about changing your name. Plus, find out how you can win a name change kit for FREE!
Name Change Options
If you’ve decided to change your name after marriage, you’ll need to decide what your new name will be. There are several name change options to consider and certain rules you need to follow.
Approximately 65% of brides will choose their husband’s surname when changing their name. You only need your marriage certificate to get started.
Maiden to Middle Name
For instance, about 25% of brides will move their maiden name to become a middle name, but there are a handful of states that do not allow you to do so. Find out if your state allows maiden to middle name.
Using Both Married and Maiden Names
Another name change choice is to use your married name legally, while still retaining and using your maiden name occasionally (like in professional situations).
These are just a few ways to change your name.
Start the Process
Once you’ve decided what your new name will be, the process of changing your name is simple. First, you’ll need to update your details with Social Security. Then, prioritize all other state and federal agencies. Easy Name Change provides all the government forms and auto completes them for you in their $19.95 basic kit. If you need to change names with a stack of other companies, check out the $29.95 standard kit and get ready to send letters and faxes. You can select other places where you’ll need to change your name (and obtain all of the forms you need). Get started here. Remember, you can start the process before you’re married to make the process even more streamlined. Easy Name Change recommends building your kit within 3 months of your wedding so you have the latest forms and procedures (which change frequently).
Giveaway: Win a Free Name Change Kit!
Get Started Today
We’ve teamed up with the folks of Easy Name Change to offer 100 free name change kits to our readers! This is an exclusive offer only for Emmaline Bride readers. Simply visit www.easynamechange.com and build your name change kit. At checkout, enter discount code EMMALINE for your free kit. It’s easy!
Questions about how to change your name after marriage?
If you have any questions about how to change your name after marriage or how the name change process works, feel free to ask below by leaving a comment. The folks at Easy Name Change will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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So happy you posted this. I’ve already registered and purchased using the discount code! It worked!! So very thankful!
Great to hear, Martania! I’m sure it will be very helpful for you. Thanks for stopping by!
I was just starting my list of all of the places that I need to change my name! Great timing for this post. :)
Great, Katy! Happy to know we were able to help!
Just got one as recommended by Reverie Events…thank you so much! So useful/helpful!
Fantastic, Amy! I wish I knew about this when I got married. It would have saved me a lot of time and energy. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for the sponsored post! Just filled out all the information, one less thing to stress about before my wedding that’s only 12 days away!
That’s great to hear, Caity! Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes on your wedding — that’s coming up soon! :)
Thanks for checking us out Caity! I’m glad we could save you time and hassle. All the best for your wedding!
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