What you describe sounds pretty weird. I did a name change as well, and the name change certificate was given to me together with the naturalization certificate during the oath ceremony. From reading the other posts in this forum I have the impression that this is standard practice (that name change and naturalization certificates are given together).
Originally Posted by csekar
I guess you could try to get in touch directly with the court which conducted the naturalization ceremony and ask them directly; presumably it is this court that has to approve the name change request.
N-400 [Chicago office, via Nebraska Service Cntr]
Rec'd date: 12/06/2006
FP notice date: 12/20/2006
FP taken (Indianapolis): 01/11/2007
2nd FP notice 09/09/2008
2ndFP taken (Indianapolis) 09/26/2008
Interview letter 01/24/2009
Interview 03/26/2009 (completed)
Oath letter rec'd 04/29/09
Oath date 05/14/09 (completed)
U.S. pssprt applied and rec'd (Chicago pssprt agency) 05/22/2009
I am not a lawyer. Anything I say here is my personal opinion and should not be viewed as legal advice.