Name Changes

I've been on a bit of a blogging hiatus for the past week due to a nasty cold that has kept my brain from functioning well.  I think I'm on the up-swing though! You may have noticed that over the past couple of weeks I have been changing my name back to my maiden name.  Which leads me to a question:  are you (or did you) change your name?  It's really such a hassle!

If you decide to make the effort, here's a quick list of those you will need to notify:

  • DMV
  • Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Passport Agency
  • U.S. Post Office
  • Employer
  • 401k / Retirement plans
  • Credit card companies
  • Bank accounts / names on checkbook
  • Mortgage
  • Voter registration
  • Doctor, dentist, HMO, medical records, heath-care proxy
  • Health, life, auto, and home insurance policies
  • Clubs
  • Memberships
  • Discount, courtesy, and frequent-flyer cards
  • Utility companies (phone, cable, gas, electric, etc.)
  • Legal Contracts
  • Will (you may want to change the beneficiary to your spouse at the same time)

Feel free to comment below - are you changing your name, why or why not, and for those of you already married, what was your experience like?