As of a couple days ago, I have legally changed my name to my new married name.
Yay. Cue dancing.
Just because I was looking for an excuse to use this, doesn’t make it not awesome. from: The Gif Factory
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “but Miss Panda, your wedding isn’t until June, did you secretly get hitched without telling us?”
Nope, we didn’t get married yet, I just decided to get my name change in advance. Now this might be a little bit nontraditional, but ultimately it made the most sense to us.
Of course with every decision, there are some cons:
Given the limited cons, we decided to just do it. Thus, one very cold and windy January afternoon, we headed to the court house and submitted the change of name application.
We managed to get lost a couple of times, and had to go through a couple of metal detectors. Ultimately though, we got the paperwork to the right place.
And then we waited, and waited.
One morning, I got a phone call from the court system saying that my application got approved and that I should come pick up the form.
That’s it. Talk about anticlimactic. I guess I’m not really sure what I was expecting. I mean, I’m not expecting the sky to open up and have angels singing, but I guess I was expecting something more difficult than turning in a form, or a different feeling than I did yesterday or I don’t know…anything. This seems like such a big step and yet, it seems so…underwhelming? Ah well, such is life.
Now begins the arduous journey of getting my name changed on every single thing ever. Does anyone have a good checklist for remembering what to change and the order I should change it in? Are you changing your name? Did anyone else consider getting their name changed early?