How Easy is it to Change your Name?

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  1. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Any idea from anyone how easy it is to change your name? I am just done trying to hang onto mine.

    I just got back from trying to get my license switched over to SC from Texas. Well, it turns out that there are four people out there with the same exact name and birthday in the DMV databases, two of which have suspended licenses in North Carolina and Utah. Even after forcing my DMV guy to get his Manager and asking them the novel idea of maybe checking the Social Security numbers, it still would not clear the Utah issue because the database SS# is listed as 999-99-9999 (no joke). They cannot (or will not) view the license picture to confirm that it is not me and since the Utah DMV is closed, that means I can't get my license until I can get them to fax over proof that I am not that person.

    This garbage in addition to being flagged every time I fly because my name is on the "watch list". It took me hours to reenter the country the last time I flew abroad. Not to mention getting dinged on my credit report because other folks that have my name don't pay their bills.

    I have been fighting it for years, but this was the last straw.
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    It's not that difficult. I mean, if Chad Johnson can do it! :laugh2:
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    Joe Chupacabra...
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Change it to Ed Werder. :cool:
  5. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I used to be Lord Featherbottom.
  6. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Oh, I thought it was Lord HinLickin
  7. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Years ago I was managing a student apartment complex and one of my residents came to see me. He said he needed to redo all of his paperwork because he had legally changed his name. That isn't a problem. You see it all the time when women get married. That should answer the OP question by the way. It isn't hard at all.

    So he hands me his new ID and it simply says Rainbow. He legally changed his name to Rainbow. No surname. No first name. Just Rainbow.

    I should tell you that this resident was colorful. By that I mean that he had a lot of piercings and tattoos. He also wore his hair in 12 small spikes at the top of his head and bleach blonde sides. Each of the 12 spikes was a different color.

    He usually wore tie dyed t-shirts and Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers with very odd colored pants.

    Like I said, colorful.

    So we get done changing his paperwork and he says, "I am now your most important resident. You need to be nicer to me than all of your other residents."

    I asked why and he replied, "because God promised that as long as there is a Rainbow he would not destroy the earth."

    True story.
  8. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    From Mohammed Bin Laden to Joe Montana.
  9. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Michael Vick

    I'm just throwing things out there.
  10. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Yep... very simple for an adult in Texas, assuming you have no criminal record to speak of.

    I can't speak for SC, but in TX, you basically just file a petition in a court in the county in which you live and tell them your information and basically that you're not a felon. You may have a short hearing at court depending on the judge. Then you submit an order and the Judge changes your name.

    Happens all the time with women in divorces, and it is basically an afterthought.

    Where some difficulty arises is when a parent is changing the name of a child, and you have to serve the other parent. But as an adult, there is no one else to serve.
  11. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I'm beginning to understand why I can never catch up to WG.
  12. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    What do you think the movie 2012 was about?
  13. WarC

    WarC Active Member

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    I always thought Otto Bartholomewl Oglethorpe would sound cool.
  14. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I thought it was an urban legend around here until I looked in our phonebook but some guy changed his name to Stinky Armpits. :laugh2:
  15. HoleInTheRoof

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    Just PM Hostile. I'm sure he'd be happy to change it for you.


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