My own situation is a bit different and I will have to find out what to do by asking the appropriate people. My birth certificate from the state of California has my first name as Lauren. My family moved to Canada when I was 13, I never worked in the states so I don’t have a social security number. When I was in school here in Canada, because they kept placing me in Girl’s PE and home rooms, I went to the school office and asked them to do a simple spelling change of my first name – from Lauren to Lorne. My immigration and citizenship papers have my name as Lauren, there was never any legal name change so my name is legally Lauren. My Canadian Social Insurance Number has my name as Lorne and all my banking info says Lorne, but it isn’t legally my first name.
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