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?
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and no i'd never change my last name. i love mine.
this gif is never not funny
Good for her
I mean, Julia Roberts is legally Julia Moder but she never went public demanding to be called that. I'm sure there are others. It's not good for brand recognition.
I'm Muslim, we don't take our husband's last names, we keep our own. It always struck me as odd that western women who were more ~liberated~ would lose a part of their identity for their husband's.
Ooooh I didn’t know that! 🤘🏻

cause married women aren't liberated in the western world. its less than 50yrs ago that women needed their husband's permission for a bank account. even now women are mother and wife first before telling you who they are as a person. shit men never do. there is still a stigma about having a different last name from your family.
depends on the country. here in Pakistan, muslim women mostly take their husband's name after marriage.
i'm muslim too and that definitely has nothing to do with religion, but with culture/nationality.


July 21 2021, 22:22:36 UTC 1 week ago Edited:  July 21 2021, 22:26:52 UTC

Uhh, to say it has nothing to do with religion is completely false. There are multiple rulings attached to a woman being named after her father, which have to do with inheritance, spending and who is a mahram, etc. Taking her husbands surname would go in the face of all that. Prophet Muhammad's wives never took his last name. There is a big emphasis in Islam on not separating oneself from their family lineage/blood ties or trying to deceive others by claiming a different name/lineage. We see this in the Quran on the topic of orphans retaining their family name. "Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers, that is more just with Allah" [al-Ahzaab 33:5].


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The customs of English speaking countries do not represent the entire west, therefore, you're wrong.

In Latin America, in which most of the population is Christian (Catholic with Protestant minorities), married women keep their surname by default, as that's the norm per Spanish and Portuguese naming customs. A woman might use her husband surname, or add it after her own, but casually, as it's not legally binding. Also, in Portugal and Brazil, the mother's surname is actually the first surname, the inverse of Hispanic countries.

Keep in mind western developed countries are increasingly secular, as in their populations leaving organized religion in droves, and secular laws that refuse to cater to religious precepts of what's allowed and what's not. So yeah, like other user said: nothing to do with religion, all to do with culture and nationality.

You making this arbitrary and ultimately inaccurate distinction between western and Muslim women seems very self-serving, aside from being erasing of other western cultures and customs. The path to women's liberation is far more than surnames, and as long as there's still the option for a woman to keep her surname, as it's allowed in the US (just culturally stigmatized, don't know how the law is in other countries) it's a win, as a choice is given to women.
I didn't change mine, and neither did my mom, who has been married to my dad for almost 50 years. I never saw the point of it. Yeah, my last name night just came from another man, but I'd been living with it for 37 years before I got married so I thought of it as mine and not my dad's. I've known people who have had 3 or 4 name changes due to divorce and I don't see the point.
Same. Yeah, it might have come from my dad, but it doesn't mean it didn't become mine after living with it my entire life.

It's also why I didn't care my kids took my husband's name when I didn't. I wanted to keep MY name. It wasn't some push to pass it on or whatever, I just wanted to keep my name. It was that simple.

My husband would have happily hyphenated (he even joked about coming up with a new name for everyone) but again, I like my name and didn't want a new one. He did have an interest in passing on his name to our kids---who can blame him after years of social conditioning?---and I was like "cool, let's do it" because I didn't have that desire.

Now they have their name and I still have mine.

I never understand that 'it came from another man' comment because no matter where it came from, it's mine now. Like, is my brother's name less his because it 'came from' my father?

THANK you. My dads a piece of shit I’ve cut out of my life but I never think twice about us having the same last name. That’s MY name.


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i am getting married in 10 days (!!!!) and i am keeping my last name! i love my last name and have no desire to change it. i think the tradition of taking your husband's last name is so outdated.
Aww congrats! I hope you have a lovely wedding 💕
Congrats bb!
i have a super common boring last name that doesn't really go with my first name

so i'm willing to abandon my principals if he has a nice one tbh
I’ll never understand why women change their name for a man. It’s baffling to me that it’s still a thing.
i don't really have a good relationship with my father's side of the family, so it's nothing to me to change my name, if i like the last name of my future husband. or maybe we do our own thing. it doesn't mean much to me. i think there are legit reasons to want to change your name when given the opportunity, but you can change it on your own without marriage, too!

that's an outdated tradition and should not be assumed/presumed to happen. if someone *wants* to, go for it. but i think too many people do it without even realizing or contemplating that its an option.
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IMAGINE THE MELTDOWN A STRAIGHT MAN WOULD HAVE IF HE HAD TO CHANGE HIS LAST NAME TO HIS WIFE’S🤣🤣🤣😈 (ya know if there was like a rule change or something)
dear whoever this Paisley person is: commas, periods and the like go INSIDE the quotation mark.
I took my husband's last name because I hate my dad and wanted another last name. If that wasn't the case I probably would've kept my maiden name.
Same! Well not that hate part , but my dad was abusive
Mine was/is too *hugs*


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totally understandable.

i cut off contact with my dad over 15 years ago. i used to not like my last name because of him. but at this point no one in my life now even knows him (aside from family) so my name has very much become my name. and it has a meaning which i like and which now conjures much more pleasant images, thankfully.


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i know several people who have changed their names because they have no relationship with their bio fathers. one changed it to his stepfather's, one changed it to her mother's, and another made one up. my wife has taken my name because her family disowned her.


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