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Two word first name - looks fine on SSN card, but in the SSN "system" it's only one word?

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Hi all,

My SO got his SSN back in the beginning of the year. His legal first name that we've used for everything from immigration paperwork, to financial accounts, to his drivers license, etc. has two "words". However, we found out recently that although his name somehow looks correct on his SSN card, the SSN "system" only allows for "single word first names" - or at least that's what we were told at the SSN office earlier this week.

We had a couple of clues that something was off:
* He's had credit cards for well over 6 months, but no matching records would come up in equifax/transunion/experian when trying to get his credit report.
* When he applied for a job, the employer said there was a "red flag" on his application due to "mismatched information", which we're now thinking was because the first name didn't match what's in the SSN "system".
* Wasn't able to sign up on ssa.gov, kept saying his first name was "invalid".

Now we're not sure what to do about the situation. Anyone experienced something similar and have any advice?

Edited by lilacmarie213

AOS from K1 Visa:

* Mailed: 03/03/2017

* Email Receipt: 03/16/2017

* NOA1 Phyiscal: 03/24/2017

* Biometrics: 04/11/2017

* EAD/AP "Card is being Produced": 5/25/2017

* EAD/AP Card Received: 6/3/2017

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He needs to fix his SAVE db and his SSN.  But honestly, he just doesn't have a long credit history.  Even 2 years in and having a US credit card, one of the major companies still wanted me to verify with them who I was.  I believe it was Experian and they've recently been hacked and were hacked in 2015 too so I'm okay with them not knowing! Lol 


But I did have to fix my SAVE db to get my driver's license.  

Edited by NikLR

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss


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