New Jersey

name change in NJ

Just wanted to post because there seems to be some confusion about what you can change your name to in NJ via SS. 
My old name:
First: firstname
Middle: Middlename
Last: Maidenname

I went to SS today and changed my name, without any problems, to 
First: firstname
Middle: middlename maidenname
Last: Marriedname. 

Just an FYI for all you NJ girls!

Re: name change in NJ

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    mrsR12mrsR12 member
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    good to know.  when did you do this in respect to your wedding date?

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    edited June 2012
    It might depend on who you get at the office.  I didn't plan on doing that but when I was there I was talking with the lady and she siad you couldn't do that. 

    I only recently changed my name within the past month too.
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    I got married on 6/9, went to SS office on 6/28 and got my new card on 7/5.
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    Just yesterday I went to SS office - they said new card should be in my hands in a week.  I went to DMV - changed my DL & registration.  Called ins company & changed auto ins info along with calling most of my credit cards.    I am waiting for my new SS card before I change my bank accounts & medical papers - So I should be all done in another two weeks.  Most of the cc were easy about changing it over the phone, only 3 of them have forms they mail to you to fill out to finalize the name change.  So glad I didn't waste my money on the name change kit!!!
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