WHAT’S IN A NAME?
These stars officially ditched their birth monikers
The 23-year-old son of Liam Neeson, 66, and Natasha Richardson nixed his dad’s last name “to hold his mother close to him,” years after she died in a 2009 skiing accident, says his grandmother
Vanessa Redgrave, 81.
She’s still known as Hailey Baldwin for now, but the model, 21, filed documents to trademark her new last name on Oct. 10 (a month after she and love Justin
Bieber, 24, secretly tied the knot at an NYC courthouse).
Instead of Alexa Vega, 30, taking Carlos Pena Jr.’s last name when they tied the knot in 2014, both actors changed their names to PenaVega. “We got lucky,” that the names go together so well, Carlos, 29, admitted in July.
Like the PenaVegas, Sam TaylorWood, 51, and Aaron Johnson, 28, created a new surname when they wed in 2012. Seeing his new name for the first time in the credits of
Anna Karenina that year, Aaron says, “felt beautiful.”
Born Evan Naess, the “I Do” singer, 30, and his wife, Ashlee
Simpson Ross, 34, legally changed their last names to RossNaess after their 2014 wedding, perhaps as a nod to his mom,
Diana Ross, 74.