I wrote before about my apprehension about changing my name at the DMV because of all of the horror stories I've heard from Los Angeles area DMVs. So I went in with low expectations, and low and behold, my expectations were met.
The DMV would NOT let me change my name to First Name, Maiden Name, New Last Name -- my two choices were First Name, Middle Name, New Last Name or First Name, Middle Name Maiden Name, New Last Name. I argued that at Social Security I was able to change my middle name, but they lady actually said "They have different rules. We don't change middle names here." I was upset, but there was really nothing I could do. So now I have FOUR names and my Drivers License reads First Name, Middle Name Maiden Name, New Last Name. I essentially I have two middle names now. But the kicker is my Social Security Card only has First Name, Maiden Name, New Last Name.
Why the DMV can't just accommodate a reasonable request? I don't know. Very frustrating.
I'm going to try to get the middle name dropped on a future date -- the good news I that now I have my New Last Name on there.
And I got a pretty good picture on my license. Check out the comparison of my picture at age 21 and age (almost) 26.
I definitely look a lot older. Like I always tell my younger co-workers, "working has drastically aged me." Ha!
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