One of the first things I did upon getting married was start the long and I’m told, quite stressful, task of changing my name.
This is an important task for me though. If I’m going to take the plunge and change my name, by gum I want to do it right!
(Although I must admit, the temptation to change it to something absolutely mental is pretty strong… I’m looking at you Phoebe from Friends!)
It reminds me of my art teacher in school. It was one of my favourite topics at the time. Partly because this teacher in question adored me, and also because I was actually pretty good at it! (Couldn’t win a game of Pictionary these days though *sigh*)
She got married over half-term and returned as a Mrs. Some of my classmates would try to wind her up by using her maiden name, and she threw them in detention. Me? I called her Mrs and got Homework Of The Week (What a suck up!)
I don’t think I’ll be using such tactics. I’m going to take Joe’s surname with glee and I hope I do the name proud, so if anyone expects to use my previous name, expect it to be corrected. Politely of course. No excuse for bad manners as my mum says! 🙂
I’ve made myself an initial list of everyone to contact to change my name, but if you know of any more that I’ve missed off, please give me a nudge and let me know! I imagine I’ll just update everything as and when the post drops into the hallway. Wish me luck!
- Driving Licence
- All bank accounts and credit cards
- National Insurance
- Inland Revenue
- Student Loans Company
- Mobile phone contract
- Any utilities in my name (TV licence, Satellie TV, Landline, Gas, Electric, Water)
- Council (Council Tax and Electoral Roll)
- Home insurance
- Life insurance
- Car insurance (Any other car insurance I’m a named driver on)
- MOT provider
- Store cards (Tesco, Nectar, Boots)
- E-mail address
- Social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc)