Camille Grammer Changing Her Name Is Her Classiest Move Yet

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camille grammerCamille Grammer has a tough decision in front of her. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is in the process of deciding whether or not to keep her married name, Grammer, or go back to her maiden name, Donatacci. She was married to Kelsey Grammer for 16 years until he up and left her for a younger woman and the two have not stopped arguing in court ever since. He wants full custody, she wants to negotiate for shared custody ... it's a mess.

All that aside, Camille's got to make a choice about her name. After her children, I'd suppose there's nothing more personal to her than the name she's had for over 15 years, the name she shares with her kids, and the name that binds her to her jerk of an ex-husband. So should she drop "Grammer" or not?

Ditch it. I think it will help her move on. So much baggage has come from that bad marriage and Camille should dump what she can, bit by bit. It won't be any easy transition, as she mentioned to The Huffington Post; it's a process. She's gotta change all the school forms, insurance forms, property forms, etc., but I think in the long run, the time spent changing her name back to Donatacci will prove to be a cathartic experience.

I'm sure she has a concern or two about having a different last name than her kids, but I think she's more than allowed to make this change selfishly. If it's what she wants, she should do it.

Plus, Camille Donatacci has a nice ring to it. I dare say it's just as recognizable as her current surname. After all, it's still Camille we're talking about. Her fame and notoriety have got to measure into this decision at some point.

If you were Camille, would you change your last name?

 

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nonmember avatar Michelle M

change it. I changed mine, had it written into the divorce papers, and it was the best decision I've ever made. My son and I have different last names. Who cares?

nonmember avatar ame durkin

Hell no! Grammer is her name.. she earned it.. its who she is..I'd keep it..

nonmember avatar dora

When I was going down that road my children had came to me and said please mom don't change your name we need you to be same as us. So we don't look diff in front of the other kids at school and they won't know you got a divorce from dad. so I kept my name the same, kids went though enough without adding more to them it was no big deal to me if it didn't put more stress on them from other kids making fun it was worth it to me and I survived it.

nonmember avatar dora

When I was going down that road my children had came to me and said please mom don't change your name we need you to be same as us. So we don't look diff in front of the other kids at school and they won't know you got a divorce from dad. so I kept my name the same, kids went though enough without adding more to them it was no big deal to me if it didn't put more stress on them from other kids making fun it was worth it to me and I survived it.

chell... chellyelizabeth

I have a different last name than my sons (one has it for his middle name, however) and the only time it caused a problem was at Walgreens (I had to bring in a bunch of stuff showing we lived at the same address to get a record of the RX's they've filled to "prove" I was his mother, oddly they wouldn't accept his birth certificate but I had to show my ID and mail with my name and address and mail with his name and address. I don't know about you, but 8 month olds don't get a lot of mail so it's not that easy to find) but me and that walgreens had other problems too so that may have had something to do with it. Occaisionally I'll get called Mrs. (their last name) by people but other than that so many people have different last names than their kids. Married people who choose not to change their name, divorced people, people who choose not to get married, people who can't get married, there's a variety of reasons to not have their name.

lehof... lehoffman

or she could pick a new last name entirely! I knew someone who didnt want her ex's name, but had family issues and didnt want the old name so she picked a new one for a fresh start. 

coffe... coffeeandcream

She shares her last name with her children, not her ex husband. I will always keep the last name of my children, that is all they know. Having a


celebrity name has nothing to do with it. It's about having the same last name as your children no matter what the name is..

AyaTa... AyaTachihara

So, according to some opinons here, I should have kept the last name of the man that abused me for six years even after I got remarried just so my name would be the same as my children? I don't think so. When a man ruins your life, you have every right to move the hell on and change your name. Kids are resilient. In a "normal" situation where there is no bad blood, I can see why a woman would keep the name. My husband's mother still has the same last name despite being divorced for well over ten years. But there is no way in hell I would keep a man's name that reminds me of the pain he put me through. I would change my kids' last name if I could.

nonmember avatar Danielle

Camille has the right to do whatever she wishes to do about her name, without the scrutiny of the public and the press.

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