Full disclosure, I reveal in this post that my husband and I are a hot mess as humans, so if you need a confidence boost on literally any aspect of your functionality as an adult, please do read. And this is not finance related but its Important and you people are Smart and also only some of you know me so. Here we go.
NAMES NOT REAL.
So assume I am Meowkins Meowskowits. And husband is Aybara. I didn’t change my name to Aybara when I got married because I felt like it was weird to do so and a hassle.
I was cool with our son being an Aybara but husband insisted that him getting death threats for his work put Son at risk and he wanted Son to be a Meowskowits too. No matter what I said, including the fact that he’s the only male Aybara to pass on the name, made a difference.
Then Son was born and he was a year old and Husband said, “Hey actually it means a lot to me for Son to be an Aybara.” (CUE I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO, LA LA LA)
So we are gonna change Son’s name. But I donno. Maybe I should be an Aybara, too. Maybe I should have the same last name as my kid? I’d have to carry around a birth cerfiticate to prove to people that hes my son if we travelled??
But for our unique circumstances it is a convoluted process.
We need to fix Sons birth cerfiticate because the Georgians put a typo in Husbands name. (YES THIS IS STILL NOT FIXED, WTF)
Then we need to file with the court and go thru that process to change Son’s name.
Then we need to update his birth cert, social security, and health records.
Then we need to apply for a passport for Son in case we have to flee a fascist country.
So we do all that, but if I change my name now, it probably makes everything more insane. Like, it becomes:
We need to fix Sons birth cerfiticate because the Georgians put a typo in Husbands name.
Then we need to file with the court and go thru that process to change Sons name and my name.
Then we need to update his birth cert with his new name, and my name, his social security, and health records, and my everything.
Then we need to apply for a passport for Son in case we have to flee a fascist country while I get my passport and all of my documents updated.
Should I just update Sons name now and wait for when the world is more stable to change mine? But then son’d have no less than THREE amendments to his birth certificate?!
… Am i overthinking this? Maybe I dont have to worry about concentration camps for US citizens in 2021? BUT WHO KNOWS AT THIS POINT?
Feel free to judge me silently but if you do it aloud I will probably cry.