Flying? Dont Book Under a Nickname By SUSAN STELLIN I was a bit shocked when I read this article as I thought all adults in America knew that the names on their ID's had to all match. It doesn't matter if your travel by plane or not. On the off chance social security is still around when you retire the names at every job you have worked need to match up or you could get gypped. :duh: Actually whatever it says on your birth certificate should be what it says on your social security card. IMO, It's just common sense not to put a nickname on a drivers license or passport.