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Does anyone have experience with keeping maiden name and adding married name after marriage? 

We don't want to move her maiden name to a middle name or use a hyphen between the two last names.

 

Is she required to sign both names if we do this, can she pick and choose or sign first name initial of maiden name and married name? 

 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, cnhad830 said:

Does anyone have experience with keeping maiden name and adding married name after marriage? 

We don't want to move her maiden name to a middle name or use a hyphen between the two last names.

 

Is she required to sign both names if we do this, can she pick and choose or sign first name initial of maiden name and married name? 

 

 

 

A name change or marriage does not mandate a change to your signature.  It can if the individual so chooses.  Her legal signature can be whatever she has adopted as her signature.   It can be a stylized version of her name, a scribble, a symbol or anything she wants.  

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Do what you want.

 

Even when i was married to my ex, i went by my maiden name, even though my legal name was his. the only time i use that horrible name is when im signing something legal.

 

even my jobs have always used my maiden name, except for my payroll.

 

When Paul and i marry, ill take his name and use it. because its not a horrible name. lolol i imagine my job will still call me debbie (maiden name) and the only change will be in my payroll. changing it within company use would just confuse people i think since we are all remote lol

 

 


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On 10/31/2018 at 7:06 AM, cnhad830 said:

Does anyone have experience with keeping maiden name and adding married name after marriage? 

We don't want to move her maiden name to a middle name or use a hyphen between the two last names.

 

Is she required to sign both names if we do this, can she pick and choose or sign first name initial of maiden name and married name? 

 

 

 

I did just this. Didn't add a hyphen or get rid of my middle name (which is very short, anyway) I just added my husband's last name. I wasn't prepared about having to change my name the date we got our marriage license....but they told me if I didn't change it then, at a later date if I wanted to change it, I would have to go through a legal court process.

I sign my name sometimes with my maiden name and middle names as initials and then my married name, to answer your second question. It should not be a problem. 

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On October 31, 2018 at 8:33 AM, payxibka said:

A name change or marriage does not mandate a change to your signature.  It can if the individual so chooses.  Her legal signature can be whatever she has adopted as her signature.   It can be a stylized version of her name, a scribble, a symbol or anything she wants.  

 

THIS. I totally agree.

 

I added my spouse's name to my last name. It's not hyphenated. Officer said it doesn't really matter if it's hyphenated or not.

 

I sign with the signature I've had since I was in my teens.

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