Changed my legal name today

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  1. PIMking

    PIMking New Member

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    My biological father which I like to call my sperm donor was adopted when he was a child by his step father.

    I don't have a close relationship to them what so ever, I don't speak to him much, and my memories of him growing up are not fond at all. I remember him physically beating my mother when I was a young kid, I remember him telling me all sorts of bad things about my mom trying to convince a 10 year old to tell the courts that "I want to live with my dad". I remember him telling me that he would kill her if it weren't for me. I was 12 or 13 when he told me that and my reply was: "if you harm my mother one bit I will kill you" So to say that my sperm donor's last name doesn't mean anything to me is an understatement. I've been wanting to legally change my name to my mothers and today it's official.

    It's a big pita since I wasn't born here in the usa but I will end up getting my birth certificate changed, ss card, Pistol license, license, insurance, car insurance, bank accounts, ect.

    But it's worth it in the end, I'm truly happy with my decision with changing my name.
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    I'm happy that you're happy and that's what is most important when decisions like this are made.

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    Jag!!! You know sometimes things are serious, dude!

    Congratulations...it sounds like you've been through a lot, and every time you're thinking what a PITA...remember the goal and how good it'll feel to have the connection you actually want for the rest of your life.
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    Wow! I wish you nothing but continued happiness. I am very sorry that you had to endure so much at such a young age. God bless.
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    i'm glad you were able to change your surname. i, like you, have no relationship with my father but was lucky enough not to inherit his last name because he never married my mother.
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    tomorrow I go to the SS building and switch my SS card but I've already signed a few documents at work with my old name lol
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    Congrats!! Thought about changing my last name to my moms maiden name to be cool. My name would be David Davis. Never had the guts to do it. :)
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    The hardest thing I'm going to run into is the birth certificate being born in Germany. I will figure it out but not tonight or tomorrow and to hell with Saturday
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    I am glad you are now happy.
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    congratulations

    I hope this brings you some peace and happiness
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    did my SS card today, the weird thing about it today was when you type your ss # and when I was called it was for some other persons name.

    I wonder if I have the same ss # as someone else
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    I work with SS numbers all day where I work, the system is set up so that should not happen but occasionally it does- did you ask for an explanation?
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    apparently I fat fingered the screen
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    LOL
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    Wear your new family name with pride! Every time you say it and every time you write it, you honor the mother who raised you against great adversity, and brought you up to be a survivor.
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    I understand and congrats-
    For me my father beat my mom and then left her.
    My stepfather came into my life five years later and
    has been a great dad to me. Changed my last name
    years ago. I have nothing to do with my bio father.
    No man should ever hit a woman.
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    Have a friend named Dave Davis.
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