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MR->SkyMiles with mismatched names

KJinNC
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MR->SkyMiles with mismatched names

I use my middle name in my daily life. My Amex cards have first initial, middle initial, last name. When I signed up for Delta SkyMiles, I had to use my first and last name, as it appears on my passport.

 

When transferring MR points to SkyMiles, you are warned that the name on the card must match the name on the SkyMiles account. They match in the sense that the first initial is correct for the first name, but they do not match in the sense that one has my first name written out and the other only has an initial.

 

Would I be ok making this transfer, or should I ask Delta and/or Amex first? I don't want the points to vanish into limbo. Thanks!


FICO Resilience Index: 69. Cards: 10/24, 3/12, 3/6. Accounts including loans: 12/24, 4/12, 4/6. At first accidentally, later deliberately, I used what I call the "thick-start" build method, which leads to heavy credit-seeking for a while with the goal of coming out of it without needing to build a thin profile for years. There are pros and cons. Thread describing method
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Card CLs total $154,600, not counting the AU card. The AU card brings the total to $181,100. In 03/19, card CLs totaled $0.
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FortifiedHM
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Re: MR->SkyMiles with mismatched names

You will have to link accounts first, if linking is successful, there should be no problem with moving points.
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KJinNC
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Re: MR->SkyMiles with mismatched names

I linked accounts, and that appeared successful - I transferred points and paid the excise tax - now waiting for the SkyMiles to appear in my Delta account.

 

Edited to add: I now see them showing as "posted" under Account Activity on Delta but not as available miles yet.

 

Edited again to add: They show up now as available! Took two or three hours start to finish.

 

Thanks again!


FICO Resilience Index: 69. Cards: 10/24, 3/12, 3/6. Accounts including loans: 12/24, 4/12, 4/6. At first accidentally, later deliberately, I used what I call the "thick-start" build method, which leads to heavy credit-seeking for a while with the goal of coming out of it without needing to build a thin profile for years. There are pros and cons. Thread describing method
Cards (oldest to newest)


Authorized user / Corporate / Auto loans / Personal loan

Card CLs total $154,600, not counting the AU card. The AU card brings the total to $181,100. In 03/19, card CLs totaled $0.
CU and bank memberships: Coastal Credit Union, joined 1987, direct deposit; PenFed, joined 2019; Navy Federal, joined 2020; USAA, joined 2020; Chase Bank, joined 2020. Best: Coastal, worst: NFCU. I have had weird Keystone Kops customer service problems with NFCU several times, despite their reputation here.

Closed but still on reports: American Express Gold, NPSL, 08/19-06/21 | American Express Delta Gold, $1,000, 09/19-10/20 | American Express Hilton Aspire, $3,100, 09/19-12/20 | Citi secured, $200, 04/19-09/19 | Capital One secured, $300, 04/19-08/19 | My Jewelers Club, $5,000, 05/19-08/19 | Green Dot Primor, $300, 05/19-08/19 | Self Lender secured $500 loan, 04/19-01/20 | Unsecured personal loan from Coastal, $1,000, 06/19-08/19.
Note: My signature is updated frequently, and updates appear on all instances of my signature including on old posts.
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