WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Th­ese stars of­fi­cially ditched their birth monikers

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MICHEÁL RICHARD­SON

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.

HAILEY BIEBER

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).

THE PENAVEGAS

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.

THE TAY­LOR-JOHNSONS

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.”

EVAN ROSS

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.

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