A year ago I went to the DMV to change my name to First Name, Maiden Name, New Last Name.
And they would NOT let me.
My two choices were First Name, Middle Name, New Last Name or First Name, Middle Name Maiden Name, New Last Name. I blogged all about that drama here.
So for over a year my Social Security Card (which has my name as First Name, Maiden Name, New Last Name) and my Driver's License (which has my name as First Name, Middle Name Maiden Name, New Last Name) did not match.
Um yeah, that caused some problems!
Well, on Monday night while I was out celebrating my work promotion with the Mr. I somehow dropped/lost my driver's license. Ooops.
I decided that if I was going to go back to the DMV to get new license I should try to get my correct name on that license.
I'd heard from Mrs. Kiwi on Wedding Bee that the Culver City DMV let her get the name she wanted, so today I went over there to get a new license. I waited about an hour an half before they finally they called my number. Then I explained to the nice lady that the Long Beach DMV "accidentally" left my middle name and maiden name on my license and explained to her that I needed to drop my middle name to match my Social Security card. And guess what?! She let me! Hallelujah!
So in about seven days I'll be in possession of a California Driver's license that reads: First Name, Maiden Name, New Last Name. YAY!
Speaking of Monday night's promotion celebration here are some pictures from it.
The Mr. congratulated me with flowers, a card, and champagne. So sweet!
I changed my clothes and was ready to celebrate!
We enjoyed wine at District Wine, a fantastic new wine bar in our neighborhood.
And we ate sushi and drank sake at Wokano!
Does anyone else out there have any name change horror stories?
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