Q: I am in the process of reverting back to my maiden name. At work, should I alert people ahead of time that my name will be changing? If so, what is the proper thing to do – send out an email to the people I interact with the most and let them know?
A: A person who changes the name by which he or she has been known should immediately notify social and business associates of the change to avoid confusion and embarrassing situations. Traditionally, the quickest and simplest way of informing others is to send out formal announcements:
Mrs. Susan Smith
Announces that by Permission of the Court
She Has Taken the Family Name of Jones