Odds are very good you can just go ahead and use the card: almost never does anyone bother to look at your card, even in the rare case when they handle it. Not a bad idea to call the issuer to get a card with your correct legal name on it, however.


It'll be fine 99% of the time, but it could occasionally cause issues. Some places ID for credit cards to prevent fraud, even though it's technically against their agreement with MasterCard etc. to do so. So you might occasionally be refused if the name on your card doesn't match your ID. There might also be occasions where your credit card could be used as ...

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