I changed it on my drivers license a week ago and already have a new ID.
I waited at the social security office yesterday morning to get my name changed there. Once I get my new card I can change everything over with my work and my bank. But until then my old name is my official name.
A few times in the past couple of weeks I've been confused about how to sign something. When I fill out an application to change my name (drivers license, social security, state certificate for work) and I put my old name and new name on it and it asks for a signature- who do I sign as?
I know it will be weird once I have to sign everything with my new name, but I'm kinda ready to know exactly what name to sign and be able to sign everything the same way.
This morning we went grocery shopping and after I paid with my credit card the checker asked what my last name was- so I said the one that goes with my card. He then handed David the receipt and said "have a good day Mr and Mrs Reed"
Oops! Guess I should figure out what my last name is :)