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Do women's last names change after marriage? If she is married to Mr. Brown, so she will be Mrs. Brown?
And if it is a formal process? I mean on her ID cards, her name should be changed?
Last edited by atabitaraf; 09-Feb-2013 at 20:40.
My first wife took my name; her sister hyphenated her husband's name with hers; my second wife kept her own name.
ps. I do have an (out of date) ID card. They were obligatory during the 1939-45 war, and for seven years after.
When you go to a company if the web is not working there, that would be a delay for the job. And all the companies and institutes must be organized with computer stuff; that would be a hassle for the people who dislike computers; lots of elderly people do.
I think passport is a kind of ID card on which you make the changes, is't it?
In Britain, so long as there is no intent to deceive, we can call ourselves anything we wish. We do not have to register our own or our spouse's name anywhere. Of course, if we wish to be known by the name we have chosen, then we need to inform those people we wish to use that name of our decision.
A passport (definition 1) is a document that may be required to allow citizens to leave their own country, and that is generally required before people are allowed to enter another country.
An identity card is something that people in most countries in the world have to carry in order to prove their identity when required.
Changes in both documents can normally be made only by the issuing authority.
Last edited by 5jj; 10-Feb-2013 at 08:15. Reason: typo
Deed Poll before getting married, so that MrsK could change her name to mine (which by that time would be hers). I chickened out though.
In the US, a state-issued driver's license is the most common form of ID. And yes, if a woman chooses to change her name after getting married she has to notify various entities that she has done so. These include the post office, credit cards/banks, and the state driver's license bureau.
Now, when she is married and if she wants to be called with her husband's name, she has to change her passport or any other documents.
Ex. 'Mary Brown' gets married to 'John White', so can she change the documents so her new name 'Mary White' is written on them?