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Pennsylvania-Philadelphia

Maiden name to middle name process

Any married ladies drop their middle name and replace it with their maiden name? I'm looking to go from First Middle Maiden to First Maiden NewLast - i.e. going from Jane Marie Smith marrying John Doe so I would be Jane Smith Doe. 

This seems to be a nonissue for Social Security from what I've heard because SS doesn't consider your middle name to be part of your legal name.

PA DMV requires some extra documentation, but not a court order. Just passport, voter registration, and taxes or bank statement in that name.

I'm trying to figure out if this type of name change is okay for a passport renewal. My marriage certificate has my full maiden name and that I married my spouse and his full name. I called the passport helpline and the woman didn't seem to understand what I was asking and told me that if my marriage certificate didn't have my "new name" that I needed to show proof of using my married name for 5 years or I needed a court order. Any input? Thanks!
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