Husbands changing names
Congratulations on pioneering a growing trend to take your spouse's name! As each company has their own requirements for name change, the advice given to a groom changing names can be inconsistent between companies and government departments.
Thanks to same sex marriage laws in 2018 companies are less likely to discriminate against a man who wants to adopt his spouse's surname.
The passport office does not discriminate and openly extends the same name change options to all grooms. Update your passport first as this having photo ID in your new name can make changing names with other organizations easier.
Once you have photo ID in your new name, take this along with your BDM wedding certificate to banks and your state road authority. You may find some inconsistency with what you are told so it is best to persist as name change advice can vary from person to person within the same company. In the event you find any organizations hesitant to allow your name change, the irony is that you can open an account in your new name.
Are both spouses planning a name change?
As a couple you both may want an entirely new name. To save on legal name change fees, have one spouse change their name before applying for a wedding license. Once you are married the other spouse can assume the same name simply by showing the BDM wedding certificate. Changing names on marriage also allows the individual to revert to their former name at any time, regardless of their marital status. For anyone who has legally changed names, they forgo the right to be known by their former name.
How to notify companies of your new name
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