I spent a couple of hours today and jumped through all the officialdom hoops needed to get a birth certificate with my correct name and nothing crossed out. Cost was $20 at the Department of Vital Statistics. They were remarkably helpful and efficient. That was the easy part.
Back at the DMV, I was treated to having a new picture taken, which was equally as bad as that last one. And was required to fill out a new application for a license. Jeez, the one I filled out three weeks ago wouldn't do? They wanted to charge me $18 for the change, but I protested. After all, they accepted an unacceptable birth certificate which necessitated the change. The supervisor was consulted and they reluctantly agreed to waive the fee because they should never have issued a license until I provided a corrected birth certificate. They then went through the application with a fine tooth comb looking to see every "t" was crossed and every "i" dotted. Even gave me another vision test. Now really, was that all necessary? Yes, because we are the DMV and we have the power.
Ah well, it's all done, and I have a temporary license with the new one to be mailed in a few weeks. Crisis resolved. My good humor is intact.