Altering your identify is not simple, so you realize the explanations mattered
What’s in a reputation? When it is a well-known one, fairly a bit.
Fame is a many-sided beast, so whereas some individuals crave to maintain their well-known household’s identify, others are extra content material to let it go.
Some must battle to have it within the first place.
Elon Musk’s 18-year-old kid’s determination to alter their identify (to not be related to him amongst different issues) acquired me fascinated with what number of different superstar children have undergone identify modifications, and for what causes.
Musk’s 18-year-old little one modified their identify to Vivian Jenna Wilson, partly to mirror their transition and partly attributable to “the truth that I not dwell with or want to be associated to my organic father in any means, form or type,” per TMZ.
Angelina Jolie made her stage identify her authorized identify in 2002, partially to cement her estrangement from dad Jon Voight.
Few persons are conscious that Norah Jones is the daughter of Indian musician Ravi Shankar, one of the vital completed sitar gamers of all time. The 2 reportedly did not share an in depth relationship. Norah’s delivery identify is Geetali Norah Shankar.
Elle King stopped utilizing her authorized identify, Tanner Elle Schneider, in 1998 when she acquired into music. She did not need her relationship with dad Rob Schneider to be a part of why she succeeded in her discipline.
Mamie Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep and Don Gummer, was credited in 1986’s Heartburn, which she appeared in along with her well-known mother. She’s credited as Natalie Stern to keep away from press consideration.
Emilio Estevez did a type of reverse identify change. In contrast to the remainder of his well-known household, he did not take a “Sheen” stage identify, selecting to go by his authorized moniker as a substitute.
Helene Boshoven Samuel, has saved adopted dad Seal’s final identify as her authorized identify. In modeling circles, nevertheless, she’s often called Leni Klum.
Whereas in some skilled circles, they’re nonetheless thought to be Jaden and Willow Smith, each have chosen to drop the final identify of their creative pursuits as adults. Willow did it first, in keeping with an interview Jaden did with The Zane Lowe Present.
Padma Lakshmi gave her daughter, Krishna, her final identify solely. When her dad Adam Dell’s paternity was confirmed after a variety of authorized battles, her identify was legally modified to Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell.
Mannequin Dree Hemingway was born Dree Hemingway Crisman. The great-grandaughter of author Ernest Hemingway and the daughter of Oscar-nominated actress Mariel Hemingway dropped Crisman when she began modeling and appearing.
In the meantime, Dree’s youthful sister, Langley Fox was born Langley Fox Hemingway. When she took up artwork and modeling, she dropped her surname and used her center identify as a substitute.
Michéal Richardson modified his identify from his delivery identify, Michéal Neeson, to honor his late mom, Natasha Richardson, and with the assist of pop Liam Neeson.
Although Oliver and Kate Hudson have elected to not change their names, their organic dad Invoice Hudson needs they’d. “I had 5 delivery kids however I now contemplate myself a father of three. I not acknowledge Oliver and Kate as my very own,” he instructed The Each day Mail. “I’d ask them to cease utilizing the Hudson identify. They’re not part of my life. Oliver … is lifeless to me now. As is Kate. I’m mourning their loss although they’re nonetheless strolling this earth.”
What superstar identify modifications are you predicting sooner or later? Will celeb children lean into their mother and father’ fame or run removed from it? Pontificate within the feedback!