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No name change for newlyweds

Rochester, N.Y. - Aside from certain government workers and those hoping to visit national parks, newlyweds are among many others who are feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown.

Troy Smith and Kati Boldwin were married in a ceremony held on September 7 in her home of Burlington, Vermont.

There were no snafus, said Boldwin.

The wedding was amazing, gushed Smith. It sounds clich, but its a day you look forward to your entire life and you get to it and it was amazing.

Once Kati got around to officially changing her name, her first stop was supposed to be the local social security field office. One problem, she chose the very day of the federal government shutdown. Two weeks later, they are still waiting to share a name.

I think it needs to end, Smith stated. Its effected so many people theres people that have it worse than us and its sad that this simple thing - that changing her name - after we spent all this money, got all these people together to get married - its kind of ridiculous.

The only solace is, she can change her name to whatever she wants on Facebook, joked Smith.

Once the shutdown ends, Boldwin will quickly visit the field office, she said.

It will be really exciting I think, said Boldwin. I mean, Ive been Kati Boldwin my whole life and Ive started a new one with Troy, so being Kati Smith will be kind of exciting.

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Washington Times