2013 ORS § 106.220¹
Name upon entering into marriage
  • legal effect

(1) Upon entering into marriage, either party may:

(a) Retain the partys middle name, if any, and surname prior to the marriage;

(b) Retain the partys middle name, if any, and change the partys surname to the surname of the other party;

(c) Either retain or remove the partys middle name, if any, and change the partys surname to a combination of one or more of the surnames, or names within the surnames, of either or both parties, with or without a hyphen;

(d) Change the partys middle name, if any, to the partys surname at birth or prior to the marriage; or

(e) Add to the partys middle name, if any, the partys surname at birth or prior to the marriage and change the partys surname to the surname of the other party.

(2) Each party must indicate on the application, license and record of marriage the partys name after marriage.

(3) The name of each party after marriage as indicated on the application, license and record of marriage shall become the sole legal name of each party after marriage. If a party indicates a name change other than as described in subsection (1) of this section, the party shall request approval of the court pursuant to ORS 33.410 (Jurisdiction).

(4) As used in this section, middle name and surname mean a name that may consist of one or more different names. [1975 c.733 §3; 1981 c.775 §7; 2007 c.703 §12; 2013 c.341 §1]