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  1. Sara @ fitcupcaker
    February 26, 2013

    I love greek yogurt bowls…. Also going to the ss office to get my name changed was the worst part..I bet you are glad that is over!
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  2. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    February 26, 2013

    You definitely have the two big ones done! The rest of the name change stuff is just kind of up to you so it sounds like you’ve got in covered!
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  3. Amy
    February 26, 2013

    ….what about your Twitter account as per below? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    • Meghann
      February 26, 2013

      My name doesn’t fit! ๐Ÿ™‚ It cuts off as Anderson-Russ

      • Amy
        February 26, 2013

        Who knew?! Ha!
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  4. Dori
    February 26, 2013

    I actually registered for my November marathon under my married name – and I’m not even married yet! But I will be then, and I really want my married name to appear in the newspaper when they publish the finishers. I’m excited about it. So yeah, I don’t feel the same as you about my race records!
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    • Meghann
      February 26, 2013

      Just make sure you change your name before then! Ashley did the same thing, but didn’t get around to officially changing her name before the race. She ended up having to bring her marriage certificate to the expo to get her bib. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Emily
    February 26, 2013

    So glad it went smoothly for you! My license was printed with the wrong name when I went to change it and after waiting 2 hours, they told me I could go to the end of the line, pay again, and they would fix it.

    Now I just carry around multiple forms of ID and figure I’ll fix it when it expires ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    • Emily
      February 26, 2013

      when my husband went to get a NY license, they accidentally put that he was female. Mind you, this guy has a very full beard, but ever since, the bartender at our local spot gives him the “ladies night” discount!

  6. Annette @FitnessPerks
    February 26, 2013

    I bet that feels nice to have that done!
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  7. Maureen
    February 26, 2013

    So glad that is done for you and that you had no problems!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Anne
    February 26, 2013

    Not with race stuff, but I feel like I’m starting over with research publications. Luckily, I only published one paper for my masters research under my old name. If not, I might not have changed my name so easily.

  9. Steph @ happyhealthystephie
    February 26, 2013

    Greek yogurt with berries has been my breakfast for a couple of weeks now. So good!

  10. Sonia the Mexigarian
    February 26, 2013

    Two big ones are out of the way. Glad it went smoothly. Have you done your bank info?

    Way to take the imitative on it ๐Ÿ™‚ Like I said in other comments, I was lazy and it took me 2 years to switch everything over. lol.
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    • Meghann
      February 26, 2013

      Ugh. No. Banks stuff is next. Thanks for the reminder, that’s another biggie!

  11. Angie
    February 26, 2013

    I just can’t believe you sign all that. I don’t even write my whole name of “Angela Kovacs” when I sign. I just sign AKovacs, and even then you can’t read it. I must be hella lazy.

  12. Melissa
    February 26, 2013

    I totally struggled with the married name issue when signing up for races! I now have to go into Athlinks and claim every race under my married name – since my main account is under my maiden name. Ugh!
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  13. Hilary
    February 26, 2013

    I got my Missouri license changed the same day I picked up our legal marriage license. They never asked to see my SSN; all they wanted to see was the marriage license. It was really easy.

  14. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    February 26, 2013

    I am still trying to decide if I am going to change my name, hyphen or leave it alone. I am stumped but luckily I have a year to think about it ๐Ÿ™‚
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  15. Erin @ The Elliptical Chronicles
    February 26, 2013

    Going through the name-change process after getting married was definitely a lot of work and tedious, but I so very much enjoy sharing my husband’s last name – all worth it. Granted, we’ve moved a couple times shortly after getting married, so all my hard work was quickly followed by more hoops to jump through with the DMV and credit cards and car registrations, etc etc etc.

    Yay for being legally official ๐Ÿ˜›
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  16. Regina
    February 26, 2013

    I wish I still lived in FL! I did not have such a lucky experience when I went to change my name. I was 4 months pregnant when I first went to change it (I finally went when my old license was expiring). It took 10 hours and 2 trips to finally change it. Never. Again.
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  17. Michelle
    February 26, 2013

    Congrats on getting past part 2! I found switching my name on my banks info, credit cards, and passport the most annoying – even though it think I could fax/mail everything in. Maybe I’m just lazy though.
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  18. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy
    February 26, 2013

    I forgot two proof-of-residences when I got my new license and I had to leave and come back! I’m glad you had something with you! I kept my maiden name also, so honestly, I haven’t changed much. It works out nicely, because even though I actually go by my married name in person, they don’t question why my maiden name is still on all of my insurance info. and student loans, since it still matches up with my driver’s license!
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  19. Lauren
    February 26, 2013

    Very helpful to read this, thanks! I’m going to change my last name when I get married (and probably not hyphenate – my maiden name is quite long), but I *do* plan to write and publish with a hyphenated last name. Any reputation I’ve built as a writer has been with my maiden name, so I’m a little hesitant to change it completely. So, regarding your ‘race name’…I’d say whatever works for you is the best course of action!

  20. Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    February 26, 2013

    Interesting how things vary by state. All I needed was my marriage license! I obviously had to go to social security before -but I went to get my new license the day after without a new card.

  21. Meghan
    February 26, 2013

    yay for fresh fruit…. can not wait for spring & summer!
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  22. Angela
    February 26, 2013

    I thought the same thing when I did my signature! Now, a year later, it’s much different than it was then. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  23. Amanda @RunToTheFinish
    February 27, 2013

    we will be celebrating 5 years in march and I still haven’t changed my name… I think at first I was being lazy because it seems like a lot of work ๐Ÿ™‚ but now I can’t decide if I really ever wanted to..such a strange thing!
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  24. tsc
    February 27, 2013

    Just an FYI have a hyphened middle name and a long last name and it would not fit on my passport

  25. kristin
    February 28, 2013

    I haven’t thought about racing so much as school. I really want to wait until after I get my doctorate to get married and change my name. It might sound selfish but I’ve worked really hard on that and I feel like it should have my last name on it.

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