Hi, My husband took my last name when we married 14 years ago. We live in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, DC--a fairly progressive area. He tried to go to the DMV but was told he had to file a change of name with the courts--an obvious double standard as I could have just walked into the DMV and said I was married and be done with it. Other than that little glitch, it's been quite easy. And I think we were the first in our state to do this. So, there you g.