Friday, November 13, 2009
What's In A Name?
I must admit, up until last year, my thoughts and feelings about changing my last name if I were ever to get married caused me much angst. I mean, this is my name. I've had it all my life. It's a part of who I am, and besides it's a pretty cool name…Stacey Strickler….has a nice ring to it…don't you think? Of course I considered hyphenating, but after talking to a friend she helped me to understand that when you say "I do", the two become one and you agree to take it all (including the name). I've embraced it and am looking forward to becoming a Mrs. and taking his last name as my own.
Following is a name change checklist that will help you (and me) in making the transition from Miss to Mrs.
Billing accounts (credit cards, cell phone, electric, water, gas)
Dentist's and Doctor's office
Pension plan records
Stocks and bonds