The name change after marriage is not such a novel thing. In fact, it is what is expected or considered tradition.
However, with the caliber of success and fame that some celebrities might have attained, it might be such a laborious decision to change the name which they have built to become a brand.
These female stars on our list don’t seem to care so much about their names and have taken on the names of their husbands.
Hailey Baldwin Now Bieber
While fans were still speculating whether or not the Canadian superstar and the love of his life – Hailey Baldwin had tied the knot, she changed her Instagram handle from Hailey Baldwin to Bieber.
Miley Cyrus Now Miley Ray Hemsworth
Call her wild, but this Country-side girl whom we know as Miley Cyrus still believes in the traditions of marriage. You may now refer to her as Miley Ray Hemsworth.
Priyanka Chopra Now Priyanka Chopra Jonas
On the list of latest interesting marriages was the one between Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra and Jonas Brother – Nick Jonas. Priyanka has since then added Jonas to her name without changing her identity.
It is almost hard to remember what the former Spice Girls’ maiden name used to be. For as long as we have known the fashion enthusiast, we have known her by Victoria Beckham, her husband’s last name.
The wife of Hollywood’s sweetheart – George Clooney- did him the honors by swiftly changing her last name from Alamuddin to Clooney.
Kim Kardashian West
The Kardashian name has become a brand for many years now, especially in the reality TV world. So, Kim didn’t totally discard her famous name but added her husband’s to it – West.
Just as Hailey Bieber and the name change on Instagram, Jesinta Campbell’s way of letting the world know she was now with Buddy Franklin was to change Campbell to Franklin.
It seems like social media name change is now the official marriage announcement to fans. In 2014, when Lara Bingle got married, she changed all her accounts name to Lara Worthington.
As for Cheryl, she's had a really rough run in the marriage department and has had to change her name two good times! Right now, she is sticking to just her first name till she’s sure the last name would be permanent.
Although Mr. and Mrs. Smith stars, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt might have split, while they were married, she took on the path of Kim Kardashian-West by adding Brad's last name to her names. She was Angelina Jolie- Pitt while it lasted.
Portia De Rossi
We know the Australian-American model, philanthropist, and actress as Portia de Rossi, despite being legally joined with the TV host Ellen DeGeneres. However, behind the scenes, she had her name changed to Portia DeGeneres.
We have become used to Vanessa Minnillo being Vanessa Lachey. Well, she has been married for quite some time now to Nick Lachey. She, however, didn’t take on the name till months after their wedding in July 2011.
Stacy Ferguson who we all know as Fergie, the lead vocalist of the Black Eyed Peas, changed her name to Fergie Duhamel after marrying Josh Duhamel.
Another star who legally changed her name to her husband’s name but is still being referred to her former is Jessica Biel. She mentioned in an interview that she was changing her name to Timberlake, but we still call her Biel.
Jada Pinkett Smith
The iconic actress admitted to having some troubles about the name change situation as it just meant blindly following a tradition. She must have resolved the conflict she felt on the inside as she gladly takes on her husband's name -Smith.