I recently got a credit card and the name on my credit card is misspelled. I've already called the company and they said I'll get a new one in 2 weeks. Should I activate my card with misspelled name on it? The numbers are the same, so it shouldn't matter, right?
Wait for the card with your name spelled correctly and activate that one. This will make your life easier in several ways:
It's less of a hassle if someone needs to check your ID against your card.
You won't have to worry about an incorrect name showing up on your credit history, or about items not showing up on your credit history because the names don't match.
If the names don't match, you may receive fraud alerts if you attempt to use your card online and enter your correct name. The credit card company will notice that someone with a "different name" is trying to use your card.