Jennifer Aniston Is Planning to Deliver a Major Shock to Fans After Her Wedding

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Jennifer AnistonBuzz surrounding Jennifer Aniston's wedding seems to have reached a fever pitch, so she very well could be walking down the aisle before we know it! And hopefully, there will be lots of details leaked, so we get the full scoop on the dress, the cake, the venue, the first dance ... Awww. But, what then, though? What I mean is ... are we going to have to say goodbye to Jennifer Aniston and hello to Mrs. Jennifer Theroux?! It's totally possible.

PEOPLE is reporting that, "She likes the way [Justin's last name] sounds and jokes that Jennifer Theroux sounds very posh." It does ... But does she really want to throw in the towel on Aniston? That's a BIG deal!

To be clear, when it comes to women changing their names once they're married, my stance is to each their own. Everyone has different reasons for keeping, ditching, or hyphenating their maiden name. But I would also venture to guess most women these days question what to do a bit more than ever before. We feel a bit torn. We ask questions and have thoughts like: "Is it really necessary?" "Maybe we can put it off until there are children involved ..." "How will it affect my career?"

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Personally, I love my fiance's last name and feel like I want to take it legally for several reasons, but mostly to send a message to him and the world that we're a Mr. and Mrs., our own little family unit even before a baby is in the picture. But my professional name is a different story. As a writer, especially as one who proudly scored her first professional byline in her teens, I've built a portfolio under my maiden name. So I feel bizarre turning my back on that now. Seems a lot of women in my shoes feel the same way and stick to their maiden name professionally -- or continue to consider it their "nom de plume."

I would think someone like Jennifer Aniston would feel similarly, having created a tremendous body of work and brand, really, under her maiden name. (Not to mention that I'm sure there are some emotions tied up in it as its a name she shares with her actor father.)

Who knows? Maybe she'll make like her BFF, Courtney Cox did when she was married to David Arquette and do a hyphenate ... Jennifer Aniston-Theroux? It's a mouthful. But if, in the end, it's what makes her happiest, then it's definitely the best way to go.

How did you decide to change or not change your last name? What do you think Jen should do?



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Coles... Coles_mom

I very happily took my husband's last name because I always HATED mine growing up. It's associated with a local notorious person and everyone who heard it knew I was related to the child rapist. Anywy, my marriage is on the rocks and I'm still keeping my married name- partly because I actually love the name and the way it sounds with my first name- but also because I want to have the same name as my kids.

carole76 carole76

I was cool with taking my husbands name, I wanted to keep my last name in my name too, so I used it with my middle name.  It's odd but I love that I have all four names.

rhps2000 rhps2000

I took my husband's name when we got married. I thought it would be cool ... both if us named John. Ba-doom-boom! *crickets chirping* Is this thing on? :)

nonmember avatar Debbie

Married for 15 years, never changed my name. Never bothers either of us, and our teens have never once asked about it. It doesn't matter, choose the name you like.

krimu krimu

I actually read the FULL article- she is changing her name to Jennifer Theroux and will be known as such PRIVATELY.  That's the key word.  She did the same thing when she married Brad Pitt.   She will still be know, professionally, as Jennifer Aniston.

Oostera Oostera

I took my husband's name because I wanted us to be a family unit. I had no attachment to my maiden name.


The only thing I'm a little, I don't know, irked by, I guess is the word, is when people hyphenate. I dislike the look of a hyphenated name, and then you have to decide what to do for the kids, and if you choose to hyphenate their names, won't that take away your daughter's choice to hyphenate hers, etc. I'm not judgey, at all, I mean, it isn't MY name so I don't REALLY care, it's just a peeve, i guess:)

Angela Morris

I think she should do what makes her as well as her fiance happy!!!

soon2... soon2bmomof3619

I plan on changing my last name when I get married, I hate my last name it is long and difficult to spell and no one ever gets it right. I have to spell it out over the phone and everyone hears D instead of G as the first letter, so when I spell it out I always start with G - as in girl, it's no annoying. It's her choice if she wants to change, keep, hyphonate or even make one up.

mamma... mammajigglypuff

I changed my last name when I married, and now that we are most likely getting a divorce I'm still keeping it. I like it better than my maiden name plus I've had it a lot longer than my maiden name.

Dena Hough

who cares either or it's up to her and Mr.Theroux.

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