Changing Last Name- To something totally new

The fiance and I plan on taking on a name in my family that died out. This means both of us would be changing our last names. Does anyone know the procedure for this? We can't find any information about whether we are going to need to have a judge ok it or if we can just change it on our marriage certificate. 

Anyone been married recently and know? I know a few people who have been married in the past five years and they said they just wrote their new last name in but I'm not sure if I trust that information. 
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards