I’m not keeping my surname. That is in some female circles a surprising statement apparently, or so I have discovered in the past year. And more recently I have heard from a chap: “My girlfriend’s a bit of a feminist, so she’d want to keep her name.” To clarify: I am still a feminist – I believe in gender equality and choosing to change my name hasn’t changed that. Learn some sense people.
Not to rant but…
Feminist: Someone who supports feminism.
Feminism: the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
You can totes be pro equality of the sexes and choose to be a Mrs. It is freaking 2015.
Now where was I? The time has come: we’re back from honeymoon, and have no immediate travel plans. But I am now posed with a new set of troubles: what needs changing and how on earth do I go about it!? (and what is it going to cost me…)
Here’s my list and I hope to get back to you with answers shortly and chat about how amazingly easy it all was…
- Driving License
- Bank accounts
- Doctors and Dentist
- Tax office – bet that one is fun!
- Blood donation
- All insurance – house, life, car, personal
- Phone contracts
- Email addresses.
It’s definitely safe to say: changing it on social media is the fun easy one and the items above are probably going to make my head ache.