Each applicant should be prepared to state on the marriage license application what their name will become, subject to the parameters dictated by New Hampshire State law. According to New Hampshire Statute 5-C:41 ll-a: Upon entering into marriage, either party may do one of the following
a. retain his or her surname prior to the marriage
b. change his or her surname to the surname of the other party
c. change the surname to a hyphenated combination of the full surnames of both parties
If a party requests a surname change under this paragraph, that party may also change his or her middle name to his or her surname prior to the marriage.
The name you choose when you apply for your marriage license application will become your sole legal name after marriage. If you wish to do something other than what is permitted by Statute, you will need to request approval of the Court.