Consider subsequent variations or alterations to the surname on the SSN card when
they meet the criteria given in RM 10212.155
B, in this section, for a name change due to marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership
as name corrections. For example, a bride initially changed her surname to her husband’s
surname, and then decides to change her surname to her maiden name while still married.
CAUTION: Changes to the first or last name are excluded from the SSN card counts. Therefore,
be alert to excessive subsequent name correction requests (e.g., 3 or more subsequent
name corrections based on the same marriage, civil union or domestic partnership).
If the FO notices a pattern in subsequent name correction requests from individual
applicants, contact the regional office (RO) for guidance.
The RO, in consultation with central office (CO), will determine if the name correction
requires evidence of a legal name change such as a court order.