Flying? Don’t Book Under a Nickname

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  1. Principessa

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    Flying? Don’t 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. :rolleyes: :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.
     
  2. got_lost

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    I don't understand why anyone should do that either!
    It kind of seems common sense.

    That said, I once employed a girl that confused the hell out of me when I came to book a flight for her the first time as she had a very different name on her passport!

    She was of asian descent and her real name reflected that.

    I can see why she wanted an easier name to work with day to day.
    However, why she didn't use her real name on her official documentation of employment history etc I have no idea.

    Caused her loads of trouble!
     
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    I'm having some problems with the last job I've had (and I have another project coming up there next week too... it's a sporadic temp job) because they have my name different than any other place I've worked.

    My birth certificate has my full first name, middle name, last name.

    My social security card, driver's license, and every place I've worked EXCEPT this last one has my first INITIAL, middle name, last name (I go by my middle name, and hate my first name with a passion)

    My last job: First name, middle initial, last name - ARGGGGHHHH! And I've told them about this, and they said I HAD to have it under my first name. I'm like, even my social security card and everything is first INITIAL, middle NAME, last name! :mad: Why can't YOU do the same thing???

    And yes, when I book a flight, it's under my middle name as well. But that's just because that's the name I go by.

    However, I do have my "full" middle name on those documents, not a nickname.

    I have no idea about passports, as I've never had one.
     
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    <Big Sigh> :rolleyes: Why are you being so difficult? :tongue:
     
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