Whats stopping you from having the title signed directly over to you? If the second owner never put a name on it, that space is all yours. All you need to do is have the "titled owner" sign a bill of sale.
Most DMVs are only looking to get their share of registration fees and sales tax. I actually had one agent tell me she "thought she saw the original owner in the parking lot" and I should go grab his signature on one of the forms i needed.
As said, it all depends on the agent.
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