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So, several people that heard I was regretting not changing my name after I got married have suggested I go ahead and do it anyway. Not like anyone can stop me from using whatever name I want as long as I'm not trying to commit fraud.

Some random musings on this.

a) I find myself thinking that it would be a Bad Idea to try and do any name change til probate is closed out. People will be confused enough moving all my assets/etc around.

b) On the other hand, changing it AFTER all that is settled could be a totally different kind of PITA.

c) Part of me feels sort of ..... hypocritical or something contemplating changing my name after my husband is gone.

d) The part of me that thinks I might do a name change thinks I will keep my maiden last name and drop my middle name, thusly

Current Name: Diana K. Alt
Husband's last name: Nerd (not really his name)
Becomes: Diana Nerd Alt

Not sure what to think here.

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