Double Barrel Surname

Double Barrel Surname after Marriage

Double Barrel Surname

Opting for a double barrel surname after marriage is becoming a more and more popular decision for UK newlyweds. Wanting to follow tradition, and yet being reluctant to lose heritage and identity, using a double barrel surname can be a fantastic way to get the best of both worlds.

With a surname like mine, (Sack is a Jewish-German surname which is almost unheard of in the UK!), I really sympathise with newlyweds who are unsure about ditching their maiden name and taking on their spouses surname. A double barrel surname can be a neat solution, if you and your Partner’s names sound good together.

There is a lot of confusion about how to go through the process of taking on a double barrel surname after marriage, so I thought I would give an outline of what needs to be done below.

Straightforward Double Barrel Surname Option

Double Barrel Surname If you wish to add your partners name to your own, to create a straightforward double barrel surname, then you can go about your married name change as usual (using one of the MyMarriedNameChange.Com packs will save you hours of time and hassle). An example of this would be taking your name ( lets use Lisa Smith) and your Partners’ name (for example John Peters) to become a new double barrelled name: Lisa Smith-Peters. There is no need to use a deed poll to change your name, as it is clear where the names have been derived from and both you and your other half can ‘assume’ the new double barrel name.

Some Companies will need to see your Marriage Certificate when going through the process of changing your name, but one of our name change Packs will tell you exactly who needs to see what – you can choose from over 380 Companies who you wish to notify.

 

Creating a new word for your Surname

Double Barrel Surname If you want to create a brand new word out of your Partners name and your own. This will count as a new Surname, rather than a double barrel surname, so you will need to do a deed poll to action this name change. You can still use one of our Packs, but you will need to do a separate deed poll as many Companies will need to see this before they can update your details. An example of this would be taking your name (Lisa Smith) and your Partners’ name (John Peters) to become Lisa Smeters.

 

Keeping your Maiden Name as your new middle name

Double Barrel Surname Taking on your Partners surname, but using your Maiden name as a middle name. Again, this is not a straight forward double barrel and you will be creating a new name for yourself. This means that you will need to use a deed poll to officially change your name. Again, you can still use our Packs for your name change, but you will also need to do an official deed poll to take on this new name – using the above example, this would then be Lisa Smith Peters.

 

Whatever route you choose to take with your married name change, I hope you enjoy your new name and wish you and your Beau a long and happy marriage!

Laura x

My Married Name Change Explainer Video

I’m delighted to share our new My Married Name Change Explainer Video with you today! We had great fun making this and I hope that it will show just how much time and effort we can save you whilst you are changing your name after getting married.

 

You can have your pack with you in 5 minutes from now, by filling in our quick form here.

Laura x

My Married Name Change

How to change your name after getting married

 

How to change your name after getting married

I found this handy infographic on how to change your name after getting married and thought I would share it with you today. I like how it shows the different steps to changing your name and is also a good reminder of the different companies and organisations that you should notify of your new married name.
It is true that once you have tied the knot, this post wedding admin can be a bit of a chore and not the most fun you can have! That is why I created My Married Name Change – it makes the whole how to change your name after getting married thing an absoloute doddle – the form takes under five minutes to complete and your personalised married name change pack is sent straight out to you by email.
When newlyweds ask me about how to change your name after getting married, I am totally honest and give them the lowdown on how they will need to contact every company and organisation that they are associated with. This can be a lot of contacts! When you include retail store cards, banks, house bills, government departments and mobile phone companies as just a few examples, you can see how a lot of your precious time as a newlywed can be frittered away waiting on hold to all of these companies to find out how to change your name after getting married on your records with them.
I’m so pleased that I am able to help newlyweds with changing their names after getting married. I know that our personalised packs make the whole name change process a lot quicker and dare I say it – more fun! The married name change form is quick and easy to use and we will send you out all of your faxes, letters and emails, all ready populated with your details and addressed to the exact contact department that you will need to advise of your new married name.
We can’t wait to help you change your name after you are married!
Laura xx

Changing your name after marriage – Introducing My Married Name Change

Changing your name after marriage

Changing your name after marriage is an exciting step in your journey as a newlywed. It makes everything seem official and you can finally start using your new married signature! But changing your name after marriage can also be a massive time drain and you can even wonder where on earth you should start with this daunting task. It was with this in mind that we created My Married Name Change. It’s the service specifically created for UK newlyweds who are going to be changing your name after marriage and are looking for this to be a quick and easy process.

My Married Name Change makes changing your name after marriage a breeze. By filling out our straight forward, no jargon Quick Form which only takes around five minutes to fill in, you can select every Company and Organisation that you are associated with. We then email you your Personalised Name Change Pack, which contains specific and easy to follow instructions for how to let each Company and Organisation know that you are changing your name after marriage.

What your Personalised Name Change Pack includes:

Contact details for each Company and Organisation that you need to advise that you are changing your name after marriage.

Specific advice on which method of contact each Company and Organisation prefers.

Advice on whether each Company and Organisation requires you to send a copy, or an original of your wedding certificate (or none at all).

Where the preferred method of contact is fax or letter, we will include a copy populated with all of your details ready for you to print out, sign and send.

Where the preferred method of contact is email, we will include a ready to copy and paste email, ready populated with all of your details and confirmation that you are changing your name after marriage.

Your Personalised Name Change Pack has a clear checkbox layout, so that you can tick off each Company and Organisation as you go through and complete the process of changing your name after marriage.

We will even include blank templates for you to use for smaller Companies and Organisations such as Universities, Doctors and Vets so can advise them easily that you are changing your name after marriage.

We have researched hundreds of UK companies, so that you don’t have to! Our service makes changing your name after marriage a simple and straightforward process. Spending five minutes on our Quick Form can save you hours of post wedding admin and sitting on the phone trying to find out who and where you should be sending details to about changing your name after marriage.

We can’t wait to help you with changing your name after marriage! You can read more here.

Laura xx

PS: If you’re looking for an original and helpful wedding gift idea, we also provide eGift cards that make an ideal wedding present!