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Re: OT: name change

Well, those same rules were there when I went through all of my name
changes, and that was before 911. I just happened to slip my name
changes through when I divorced, and then at my final custody hearing
when I remarried and got full custody of them. I already had the
attorney and court date, I just slid it in there. The judge looked over
his eye-glasses at me, then shook his head and said, "fine...". LOL.


Theresa <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
  Well- this little topic certainly generated more interest than I 
expected, but it's been interesting all of the ideas/comments.
Donna- be advised, if you want to change your name back it is more 
complicated than it used to be. I went first to the SS office, only to 
be told I need a legal form signed by a judge to change my name back. 
(This was despite having my birth certificate, divorce decree, original 
SS card with my maiden name, etc). This is all due to post-911 security 
stuff according to the SS people. So, I then went to the courthouse, 
got the document, filled it out, and handed it to them. The judge will 
sign it and mail it to me. The thing that cracks me up- is that I 
didn't have to show ANY identification or proof of my maiden name at 
all. I think I could have written any name I wanted as a maiden name? 
So much for their crack security in this country.


Donna wrote:
> When I got divorced many years ago, it wasn't that easy for a women to
> get the credit level etc I was at. My lawyer advised me to keep that
> name to avoid the hassel and most likely denial of stuff if I changed
> it. He was a pretty smart lawyer, got me many benefits like pension,
> profit sharing and other things no one even considered back then......
> so I opted to listen to him.
> Of course, that isn't the case anymore.
> Who knows someday I may switch it back..... but after all these years, doubt it. 
> Donna
> Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I never minded taking my huband's last
> name - after all he was paying the bills. However, I never have been
> Mrs. C. S. I have always signed my own first name and initial. For
> that matter, my grandmother always insisted on being Grace H. Jones,
> not Mrs. W. W. , but she was a early career woman.
> Nearly 40 years ago in my early Garden Club days I was scolded by 
> an elderly woman for using my own first name. She declared she was 
> proud to use her husband's name. I told her I wasn't ashamed of my 
> husband, but when I won a blue ribbon for a design or piece of horticulture, 
> I didn't see why he should get the credit - he had nothing to do with it.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 01/08/2008 12:21:19 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> silverhawk@flash.net writes:
> (laughing) OH THAT'S RIGHT.
> I think it's silly for women to change their names to their husband's
> last name..but I did it anyway. He's from the "old school" and it would
> have hurt his feelings if I didn't want to take his last name.
> james singer wrote:
> Now wait a minute. I changed my name when I entered the witness 
> protection program.
> On Jan 8, 2008, at 12:01 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>> Yep...I have some name change stories too. That's one thing guys don't
>> worry about. They don't change their names when they get married or
>> divorced.
>> When I divorced, I changed my first, middle and last name. I was 
>> pretty radical! LOL.
>> Kitty wrote:
>> Theresa. Your name is a very important part of who you are. You 
>> should be
>> happy with it. It might be a hassle to change, but worth it. Good for 
>> you!
>> Some day I'll tell you about my name change.
>> Kitty
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