Pregnant Singer Fergie Makes a Major Change Just in Time for Baby

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Fergie Duhamel Josh DuhamelIt's official. Stacy Ann Ferguson is now Fergie Duhamel. The pregnant Black Eyed Peas' singer's name change was completed late this week, and in the nick of time. Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel are expecting their first baby, reportedly a son, in September.

Now Mom, Dad, and Baby Duhamel will all have the same last name!

Stacy, er, Fergie, has said there were numerous reasons for her name change, not least among them the fact that no one actually calls her Stacy anymore. But switching to her husband's last name after all this time -- the couple has been married since 2009 -- takes on special meaning now that they're expecting a baby together.

It's by no means a requirement that everyone in the family share the same last name, but more than a few mothers I know who opted to keep their maiden names or who weren't married at the time of their child's birth have said they've encountered hassles because of the difference in surnames.

Do you share the same last name as your baby?


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lovem... lovemy2sons25

No my boys have their fathers last name.

Alexa... AlexaAdams

Yes we all do. I love it that way.

kckcm2 kckcm2

My daughter had my ex's lady name and I have mommy husbands and mutt maiden ifs on her birth certificate there has been more than one time that I've had to play the paperwork shuffle to prove she's legally mine.

nonmember avatar guest

my older two have my ex-husband's name (which i never took). the younger two have my last name. i wouldn't dream of changing my last name, but i want to shorten my first name. it's too feminine.

Torra... TorranceMom

My children have the same last name as their father. I do as well . . .

manda... mandaschelle

I didn't changed name till 2010 when pregnant with dd. I got married in 2007.

stara... starandseen

I changed my name immediately after I got married.   It made me feel more one with my husband.   Same last name, same bank account, etc. And our children and us all have the samr last name. It's much easier. 

starl... starlight1968

yep we all have the same last name.  My mom even kept my dad's last name to make things simpler after the divorce with the schools but when remarried she changed it to step dads...but by then I was living with my dad lol so it didn't matter anymore. 

angel... angelofsaturn

She has my fiance's last name.

rosew... rosewind13

She has her dad's last name. 

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