FWIW the changing of my professional licenses was the least of my problems. Credit card companies, pharmacies, airlines, shopping rewards, were the real pain in the backside
I know! This is at least 50% of what stopped me from changing my name. I also didn’t want to have to keep track of even more documents since my birth certificate wouldnt match my legal name anymore. [name_u]Boo[/name_u]!
We have 3 different surnames amongst 4 people in my family. [name_f]My[/name_f] stepdad and half brother share a surname, my mum has kept her maiden name, and I have my biological father’s surname.
It was a little difficult at airports in the 2000s… but I never felt less connected to my family. In fact, whenever we’d discuss changing my surname, I’d always say no because I’d have wanted to include my father’s, mother’s and stepfather’s names. And triple-barrelled was just too much.
Me and my mother have different surnames. [name_f]My[/name_f] mother and father were never married and when I was expected, I took my dad’s surname. In my experience, it is not a big deal!