Can I change my name by August 22st?
This question resolves YES if I have a social security card with my new name by the end of the day August 21st, 2022. Question closes a week prior. Background: I (M26) got married a few months ago. My wife and I decided to take a new(ish) last name, but the process has been insane because we are not taking either of our previous last names. The process involves getting fingerprints, a court hearing, and legally advertising the hearing in 2 local newspapers. I am highly motivated to get this done ASAP as I am applying for jobs and my PhD program which starts on August 22nd with my new name, but every government agency seems to be highly motivated to be as difficult as possible.