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Boo, Boo, Hiss, Hiss: Terrible Feminist Jennifer Aniston Might Take Her Husband’s Name

Jen Is Engaged!
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux photo
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are makin' it legal. Read More »
Jen Gets Weepy
... discussing her engagement to Justin Theroux on "Chelsea Lately." Read More »
  • Just kidding! You do what you want to do, girl. Jennifer Aniston is allegedly going to change her legal name to “Jennifer Theroux” when she weds Justin Theroux, supposedly because it sounds more “posh.” I could get on board with that if I married a Frenchy-sounding dude. Don’t let the haters get to you. [I’m Not Obsessed]
  • The actor Miles Teller from “21 & Over” revealed himself to be kind of a homophobe in an interview with Metro where he talks about how he was “literally like pretty upset” about having to do a kissing scene with a man and how he “tried to get rid of it for awhile.” [Black Book Mag]
  • Oh, how sad. “Girls Gone Wild” filed for bankruptcy. We’re terribly crushed. [Newser]
  • And now Joan Rivers made a Holocaust joke. [US Weekly]
  • A pediatrician on “The Doctors” said something transphobic about Coy Mathis, the little girl suing for the right to use the girls’ bathroom at her school. Keep reading »

Chris O’Dowd’s New Wife Dawn Porter Combines Last Names Into “O’Porter”

Guy Talk: Last Name
This man took his wife's last name. Read More »
Drunk O'Dowd
Chris O'Dowd Drunk
It looks like Chris O'Dowd has consumed a lot of booze. Read More »
Kept My Maiden Name
Andrea Grimes is still Andrea Grimes, thank you very much. Read More »
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn Porter

Over the summer, “Bridesmaids” actor Chris O’Dowd married British writer/TV host Dawn Porter, who was also not keen on changing her professional name. She has a piece in UK Glamour about wanting to take on her husband’s name in the spirit of blending families, but at the same time not wanting to lose the last name that’s always been hers. So, she compromised on “O’Porter.” Keep reading »

Hitched: What’s In A Name?

Last month, my boyfriend Patrick and I drank a bottle of Jim Beam at the lake and decided to get married. When we peeled our faces off a sticky, half-deflated air mattress the next morning, we asked ourselves two questions: first, did we still want to get married, and second, how about some Taco Bell? Yes to both, thank you.

Eventually the time came for parental phone calls, and mine were excited and curious: where would our wedding be? When? Several minutes into the call, I heard my mom muse, almost absent-mindedly, “Andrea Hislastname ….” She didn’t ask if I would be changing my last name; she simply said what she believed my new name would be, just to see how it rolled off her tongue.

Patrick’s family did ask about changing my name, at least. And I told them: no, I’m not changing my name. For that matter, neither is Patrick. Of course, most folks would never think to ask if a guy might change his name upon marriage. It’s just not done in this country — and once I learned why, I became more sure than ever that I would never be anyone but Andrea Grimes. Keep reading »

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