Name Change: Before or After House Purchase?I just recently got married, and we're starting our house hunting very soon. (We have put in 2 applications for preapproval quotes, and we hope to start actually looking within a week or so.) My question is, should I go ahead and complete the paperwork with the SS office, DPS, etc to get my name changed, or should I wait until after we've made the purchase? I am worried that there will be issues with having a new name on all my paperwork and documents, but still having my maiden name on credit reports, that kinda thing. I'm especially worried about that, because we really can't afford to have to wait around if a problem comes up with the 2 different names. We are really trying to make the Nov. 30 cutoff date.Please let me know if you have had this come up or if you have any insight. Thanks!September 30 2009 - Dallas00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.