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!