Props to the US Embassy. They got my new passport done in two weeks! I am impressed.
Just in time for me to now go renew my Norwegian residency permit (and do the name change thing in Norway, too.)
I don't think men appreciate the pain in the ass factor of women changing their names, nor do they, I think, really appreciate the act of the name change itself. It really is a big deal, changing your name to show the world that you are in this relationship with this guy. I'm still a bit wigged out about it. (Ok OK I'm 18 years late doing it, but still.) (And by the way, honey, you still owe me an anniversary card or flowers or something for this year......)