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Can you change your last name at any time?

or only at the time of your marriage/

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on May. 5, 2011 in Relationships

Answers (10)
  • I changed mine when my daughter was born. Social Security accepted "marriage" as the reason, even though it had been a while since I got married.

    Answer by SWasson at 4:19 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • you can by filling out name change forms and paying a fee, then going before a judge to prove you dont have any criminal cases against you or that you are trying to fell debt, then they change it

    Answer by shivasgirl at 4:19 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • to his name? If that's is the question, no you can't legally make his name your name until after the legal ceremony. However, if you mean after a divorce, yes you can change your name back any time you want but it costs money after the divorce.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Yes! You can! You need to do it legally, however, which usually entails publishing an announcement in the paper about proposed name change, and going to court to have it approved.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 4:20 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Yes. It's just a lot less hassle to do when you are getting married.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 4:22 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • I waited 2 years to change my last name to my husbands after I got married.

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 4:22 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • ok so i take that as a yes, you can, but its easier to do it sooner than later

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:25 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Anon- you are wrong. You can change your name to whatever

    Answer by MKSers at 5:05 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Yes, you can change your name at anytime to anything, its just a legal process. A co-worker of mine did it. It cost her about $500.

    Answer by dwmom2008 at 10:07 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • ah that helps so much, thank you!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:25 PM on May. 6, 2011

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