20 awkward things that happen when you change your last name

Who knew it would be so difficult to change your name?

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  • For years you've dreamed of what your name would sound like with the last name of all the boys you've ever had a crush on tagged on the end. Now, the time has finally come. You are now happily married and have a new last name. But getting used to your new last name isn't as easy as you thought.

  • 1. The constant struggle of writing your maiden name, not your married name

  • 2. You have to catch yourself every time you introduce yourself

  • 3. The struggle of changing your name on Facebook

  • 4. And Instagram

  • 5. And Twitter

  • 6. And all other social media sites

  • 7. You stalk someone for their username because now it's YOUR NAME

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  • 8. The government just doesn't understand you're married

  • 9. Neither does your bank

  • 10. There are so many places you need to change your name

  • 11. So many lines to wait in

  • 12. Nobody knows who you are anymore

  • 13. Nobody can pronounce your new last name

  • 14. No one can remember your last name

  • 15. You're tempted to just change your whole name

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  • 16. You debate over whether to hyphenate or not to hyphenate

  • 17. You endlessly question what would be easier for everyone else to understand

  • 18. Why do you need to change your name anyway?

  • 19. You love your husband, but changing your name is just a hassle

  • 20. But once the change is finalized you feel like a new person beginning new life

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Callie has two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Communication and when she isn’t writing, she’s reading. Some of her favorite things include Harry Potter, all things Disney, road trips, and telling stories.

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