Secondary Name Change Notification

Following is a checklist of individuals and institutions with which you should register your name change. If you are also moving, you should update your address with each of them as well. With the entities below, you can generally update your information by phone or by email.

In addition to the list below, we also provide a Complete Printable Checklist in Microsoft Word format.


Employer (In most cases, simply contact your human resources. They will typically update your name with payroll, medical plans, 401K etc.)
Credit Cards
Loans (mortgage, home, school etc.)
Investments (stock broker, mutual funds etc.)
Utility Companies (gas, electric, water etc.)
Retirement Plans
Professional Organizations (e.g. State Bar Association for attorneys, Nursing Association for nurses etc.)
Insurance Companies (Health, Dental, Life, Renters/Home Owners, Automotive, etc.)
Memberships (AAA, clubs, etc.)
Professional Service Providers (attorney, accountant, etc.)
Clients and colleagues

(go to Primary Name Change Notification steps)

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