I am planning on applying for a citizenship next week and looking for more information regarding changing name during the N-400 process.
I currently use my maiden name as my legal last name (did not change it when I got married 5 years ago) but now considering to change to my husband's last name but would like to legally keep my maiden name as my middle name for my new name to honor my family. However, I don't have a given middle name. Can I still legally change it during the process?
I reason I asked because people who are from the same country (no middle name given) who have been through the process and became US citizens tried to do the same thing but the immigration officers denied their new name and let them keep only their first name and husband's last name. (they changed their last names to husband's last names when they got married and used it through green card process without adding middle name).
my friend's name after married: Jane Harris (she uses this name through her green card process) and during the N400 process she requested to change to Jane Olas Harris (Olas is her maiden name). The officer said "NO" because she was not born with given middle name and cannot be added. Is it true?
Many ppl from my country encounter the same situation. But here is mine...
My name is Michelle Kod (given by birth) I used this name through green card process. Now I consider to change my last name to my husband's and keep "Kod" as my middle name which my new name will be "Michelle Kod Spencer". Will my case be the same case with other people who originally came from my country? If yes, is there anyway to fix it after the N400 process.
thank you very much for your help