My question involves name change laws in the State of: California
So I know this sounds silly but this actually happened to me (and I bet it's not too uncommon). I accidentally changed my name.
I recently became a US citizen and by electing not to change my name, I ended up changing my name. You see, the name I was born with is not the name I have used since I've lived in the US. In short, in Mexico you inherit a last name from both parents and here I've only ever used the last name of my father. My entire existence (except for my immigration documentation) has only one last name but when I became a citizen I inadvertently left the second last name and now everything from my new SS card to my new Real ID will need to have a different name. For several reasons (including the fact that everyone else in my family has only the one name), I think I want to keep my current name.
Anyway, I wasn't sure whether to place my question in this forum or the immigration side but I figure the only thing I can do now is change my name to well, my name. Should cost me about $500 or so. Just want to make sure I'm not missing something and whether that will basically make things right for me.
FYI, I became a citizen in August and didn't realize the issue until I went to update my SS record (which I didn't end up doing at that time).