Married name in guatemala

Since before I got married, I have been thinking about changing my last name. Sometimes I think I should do it, sometimes I think maybe, but only half-heartedly, and sometimes I think it’s better not to. And it’s still an open issue. I think that if I had married in Germany, I would have taken my husband’s last name. I still don’t know if in the front or in the back, but I would still have two. But since I got married in Colombia, I didn’t even have to think about this issue.

It seems unbelievable that at this point it could have any importance, but it does. A foreigner with a German surname is somehow treated better than one who does not. I still don’t know the exact reason, and it hasn’t occurred to me to ask around, but I know it; from close experiences. And it’s not that it’s very evident on a day-to-day basis, but indirectly it happens. Maybe deep inside, it could be linked to that love or desire for what is their own, for what is known, for what is not alien; that Germans have.

There is also a way to do it “by halves”, as I called it at the beginning, and that would be to change the name only in Germany. It is not an official change and therefore, the passport and other documents of the country of origin are kept as they are. What changes are only the German documents, which would have at the end an additional note with the person’s birth name. Thus, one can call oneself whatever one wants and save points 3 and 4.

How can I use my married name?

In case of marriage, the spouse’s last name is added to the two last names, as long as the original marriage certificate is presented, in case of having married in Mexico, or in its absence, the U.S. marriage certificate duly apostilled, in case of having married in the United States.

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What happens to a woman’s name when she marries?

Traditionally, a married woman keeps her name intact, without adopting her husband’s surname. A child would inherit the father’s surname.

What last name is left when you get married?

Since the surnames of the spouses do not change upon marriage in Mexico, there is the possibility of making a declaration of surnames to acquire a common surname or – after a divorce or the death of a spouse – to take back the natal surname or the surname before the marriage.

Examples of married women’s surnames

Section 4 of the German Nationality Act defines whether your child has German nationality or not. It is irrelevant whether your child has other nationalities, either acquired from one of the parents or conferred by virtue of the place of birth.

If your child has German nationality, you can apply for a children’s passport or a biometric passport at the embassy. To apply for a passport, it is often necessary for both parents to provide a declaration of surname. For the issuance of a biometric passport, it is essential that the civil registry office in Germany confirms the assignment of the surname. This usually takes one to two months. If your child needs a passport before the procedure is completed, you can apply for a temporary passport.

In addition to the declaration of the surname there is the possibility – not obligatory – to register the birth at the civil registry office in Germany. For more information, please refer to the section Civil Registry I. The corresponding application can be submitted at the embassy.

How to take the husband’s last name?

“Colombian citizens have the option to change their name, surnames or both. This process is done through a public deed and for adults it can only be done once (except when the new name is due to a change of sex)”, states the Sixth Notary Office of Medellín.

When you get married is it mandatory to take the husband’s last name?

“While it is true that the article mentions that the woman has the right to bear the surname of her husband. It is necessary to point out that this norm has an optional right, but it is not an obligation”, he mentioned. In conclusion, it is the wife’s right to add her husband’s last name to her full name.

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Why does the wife adopt her husband’s last name?

Some couples accept the name change simply because it is a tradition, while others enthusiastically embrace the idea of passing on the man’s surname. … Changing to the husband’s name is associated with other traditions such as the man asking for marriage.

Man takes wife’s last name

As part of your divorce, you can ask the court for an order to resume your former name. You can request the right to resume the use of your former name in the divorce action. Normally, the court will grant these requests as long as you are not trying to hide from your creditors or defraud anyone. It is best to request a name change at the time of the divorce, because if you don’t, it takes longer and is more expensive to do later.

If you have already filed for divorce, you can amend your divorce papers up to 30 days before your divorce hearing to ask to change your name back to your old name. Usually, the Judge or Clerk will ask you at the divorce hearing if you want to go back to your old name. The Judgment of Absolute Divorce, which is your divorce decree, may state that one spouse has reverted to his or her former name and real name.  The former name must be a name that you have actually used in the past, it cannot be a totally new name that you wish to use.  If you wish to change to a totally new name, you should review the “Name Change for an Adult” materials.

What surname does a woman lose when she marries in El Salvador?


– The woman who marries may continue to use her surname, or add after her first surname the first surname of her spouse, whether or not preceded by the particle “de”.

What is a married woman’s last name?

In Guatemala, according to article 108 of the Constitution of the Republic, it is stipulated that: “Married woman’s surname – By marriage, the woman has the right to add to her own surname that of her spouse and to keep it always, unless the marriage is dissolved by nullity or divorce”.

What is the last name of the widowed woman?

When the adoptive mother is a widow or widower, the adoptee shall bear her maiden name, unless there are justifiable reasons to impose the married name.

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Examples of married women’s names and surnames peru

Usually, children of marriage receive only their father’s surname, but some people use the mother’s maiden name as a middle name. Franklin Delano Roosevelt received his name this way.

This practice of changing the name has been criticized for several reasons.[4][5] As it can be interpreted as symbolic of a woman’s father exercising control over her and then passing that control on to her husband, or that male lines of descent are more important, as the surname of female ancestors disappear.[5] Some women, however, choose to keep their name as their father’s.[6] Some women choose to keep their mother’s surname as their middle name, but some women do not.

However, some women choose to keep their own surnames after marriage, either alone or by adding their husband’s surname to their name, without removing their original surname. Some people with certain fame (such as actors), use their married name in certain aspects of their personal lives and retain their original name in professional matters, leaving the option of abbreviating their original last name by its first letter, or joining their last name and their husband’s by a hyphen regardless of the order. Example: If Katherine Peters marries Quentin Miller and she wishes to retain her original surname before adding her husband’s surname, she would be called Katherine Peters Miller, Katherine P. Miller, Katherine Peters-Miller, etc.

By Rachel Robison

Rachel Robison is a blogger who collects information on court filings and notices.