Andrei Freeman (lordandrei) wrote,
Andrei Freeman

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W-10 and counting; forms, names and foo

Got the name change packet yesterday (italicized because I was expecting form not formssss). This was approximately 12 pages of paperwork. Now I understand why people charge $175 to fill it out for you.

A couple of people have asked what is going on with the name change so here are the details. I've made several posts about my name... I may or may not re-link those here. Probably not because life is too busy the next 12 days

I will be legally (and expensively) changing my name to
Andrei A. (insert our new family name here)

Interestingly, neither 'A' name in my new name comes from my middle birth middle name.

H will be keeping her first name and moving her family name to her middle name.
H. K. (ionfnh)

We have gone thru quite a bit of effort to come up with a family name. There were several rules that went into the process:
  • It must be something that we both like
  • It must sound natural
  • It shouldn't claim any specific ethnic history
  • It shouldn'd sound fake, made up, silly, flufffy, hippy
  • It should be something that will minimize the potential chiding our children may receive

We've also tried to not tell anyone the new name yet unless there was driving need to. The ritual of marriage is the ritual that celebrates our love, commitment, and bonds we wish to acknowledge publicly. So it makes sense to tie the unveiling and use of the name on that occasion. :)

Also thus, in our wedding registry we have requested no monogramed gifts ;)

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