Babar Suhail (babarsuhail) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Gwen Stefani changes her name to "Gwen Shelton"

On Thursday (July 15), the No Doubt frontman, 51, and country hitmaker, 45, surprised fans at Shelton’s Ole Red restaurant with an impromptu acoustic set. After Shelton introduced her, the singer shot back with a joke. "I thought it was Gwen Shelton now," she said after he introduced her as Gwen Stefani. (video below).


did you change your last name after getting married, ONTD?
Tags: blake shelton / miranda lambert, gwen stefani / no doubt

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July 21 2021, 19:17:34 UTC 3 months ago Edited:  July 21 2021, 19:18:40 UTC


Actually one question: did she change her name because she wanted to or did she change it because he wanted her to? Cause I could see Blake caring a shit ton about that.
Did Miranda ever change her name?
Yes she did.She performed the song "Got my named changed back"with her group the pistol annies when they broke up.

I dunno if she actually changed it, but in the video Blake introduced her as 'Gwen Stefani' and she corrected it to 'Gwen Shelton.'
So it didn't really seem like he cared.
she seems like the type who would want to take her man's name. i'm pretty sure she changed her name when she was married to gavin rossdale too, but still went by gwen stefani professionally.


3 months ago

Gwen has always had a very traditional view of relationships so I sincerely doubt Blake would need to push her to change her name.

Gwen is extremely traditional down to her core, I doubt she ever seriously considered NOT taking his name. She went through the trouble to annul her first marriage in her church, she's taking her new one's last name.
lol k
I’m undecided on changing mine. I have 4 months left to decide and it’s driving my indecisive self nuts.
I say don't, but I'm all for keeping your name unless you've got bad history attached to it.
why is there a timeline? SMG didn't change her name to Prinze until they were married for like 5 years and she decided she wanted to.
Could always hyphenate it?

I'm undecided if I'd want to change mine. I love my last name, but I do think if we have kids it'd be easier to have the same last name, or at least a hyphen in it.
my mother never changed her name legally (she needed some extra form when she went to change her name and she refused to wait in line another two hours). she's used a hyphenated version for 40 years even without it being a legal change.
I can't imagine doing this. I kept my name just for the possibility of writing something under it so how can someone with so much published credits do this? I would never. I was thinking more academics and literature but still

I'm sure it doesn't impact her money-wise but idk I guess I'm too proud
...but was she ever Gwen Rossdale? Good luck, girl.
She changed it to Gwen Stefani Rossdale.
Unless my SO had a really kickass sounding last name, I'm unlikely to change mine if I ever get married. At most, I might hyphenate.
Wait. Did she actually change it or was she making a joke bc they’re now married? (Or both)
i hope its just a cute (at least to them) joke about recently being married. she has gone by her OG name professionally for over 30 years, she'd be dumb to change it now.
These two absolutely grate on me for some reason. 🙄🥱
I took my husband's last name just because I hated mine. My dad was barely in my life and my mom remarried when I was young so I hated being the only one with that last name and it never really felt like mine. I couldn't wait to get rid of it.

That being said, I would never want to do it again. The process sucks and just when you think you've updated everything to your new name, something else pops up with your old name still on it.
I don’t mind name changes but Stefani is the prettier name.
I did not change my last name and it has literally never been an issue. Not once. It's only ever even comes up in casual sorts of way, like when he was switching to my cell phone plan the other day and the phone guy was looking at all of my info and suddenly says to my husband, "Ok Mr. Steph313's last name..." And we just correct it and moved on. Happens in reverse to me too and no one even bats an eye.

Also, no one's ever not thought my kids were mine either (they did take my husband's name bc I wasn't about to hyphenate and I didn't care), because Ive had people ask if it's ever come up. It hasn't. Ever.

I just never wanted to change MY name. I love it and it's who I am. I do remember some dudebro coworker telling me he would have never married me if I didn't take his name, and responded that I don't date douchebags, so we'd never have to worry about that anyway...
Good luck with that

I got married in April and did end up changing my name, and it's totally weird and disorienting. I've got my new social security card and driver's license, but I haven't changed my bank account stuff yet. Also when I go to the doctor and they ask for my last name I'm like UHHHH because I can't remember if I've been there since my last name changed lol. It's just all very odd
Nah I would not change my last name unless the husband had a really cool one that would make my name sound amazing. Also my full name is very unique so my portfolio of work is very easily searchable.

Maybe it's just me, but all the married women I know who took their husband's names without having any bad history of their own familial names are kind of smug. All my friends who kept their names seem a lot more chill and grounded. I do live in a hoity toity area though where most people are very image-focused so it could be that.
Girl we just live in similar areas, because same. I might be biased because I didn't change mine and the closest friends I have didn't either, but so many of the women that did are just odd about it. Like they ARE Mrs. Blahblah and you need to know that.

One actually recently got divorced, so she's quieted down a bit...
Yes! Everything suddenly gets official titles. Nobody is referred to by their names anymore, it's "MY HUSBAND" or "MY FATHER/MOTHER IN LAW" Like chill, we know Mike.

Lol the divorce is unfortunate but a sure way to humble someone.


3 months ago


3 months ago

That's what my best friend said. She did change her name, but I have to admit, it does go perfectly with her first name so it's an upgrading
same. 'cept my name is super common and gives me some anonymity
i remember going to a show lonnnnnnnnnnnng ago and when she gave out the flowers that she used to have on the mic stand, she handed them to me. i went home later and put them on my sister's grave.

i really wish i hadn't done that lol

this woman was definitely not deserving of all the ~grrl power~ accolades she got. she was never her own person. and the bits of personality that ARE her own are pretty disgusting and lame.
That was very sweet of you to do and even tho Gwen turned out to be a flop, the meaning behind your doing that is still the same :)
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