This is most likely a question for the ladies..... anyone had problems with French officialdom mixing up your surnames - birth name, married name, second marriage name? I am not sure what the answer is or what, if anything, to do.
My situation is that I have, obviously, a nom de naissance, which is on my birth certificate. Then I got married and subsequently divorced, but the name I use all the time and the name which is on my passport is the surname from my first marriage - Brown.
Now the thing is that I have married again, in the UK. But I did not change my surname on any official documents to my second husbands name. So my passport is in the name of Brown, as was my UK driving licence. I just carried on being a Brown.
When we bought the house in France, we were married but bought it as B & K, the French bank account is B & K, the EDF bill comes to Brown.......... it was all going so well.
Three months ago I came out to live in France permanently and started to change everything over to the French system. I have registered as AE. Despite having filled in all the paperwork as Brown, Urssaf, RSI and RAM have all managed to re-name me as K. The Tresor have now decided to write to me as K. I have written and tried to explain to them. but to no avail, they sometimes write to me using all three names!
I was not really too bothered about all this until today my shiny new French driving licence arrived. It is the new international card licence......issued in my birth name P. Arggghhhh! all the forms and copies and translations I submitted were for Brown, expect my birth certificate, so why???.
I am not sure whether to do anything about it. The postlady thinks it is a great joke that I get letters addressed to any of three names and sometimes all three! My main concern is that if I fly back to the UK and need to hire a car the name on the driving licence does not match the passport.