Ashlee Simpson Takes Pete's Name

Ashlee has legally changed her name to Ashlee Wentz, although professionally she'll go by Ashlee Simpson-Wentz. How very Courteney Cox-Arquette of her.

"I think that that's something that a woman should do when they're marrying a man," she says. "It's a tradition that I think is a great tradition."

Eh, I spent about six years of my life dating a guy whose last name was "Shue." We talked marriage a lot, and, honestly, one of the sticking points for him was that I told him I wasn't going to take on his last name, because, in combination with my first name, it would sound like a sneeze. He didn't think that was very cool of me. I'm not fundamentally opposed to taking a man's last name (although my own mother kept her last name), but if it's going to make my full name sound like a bodily excretion, I'm just not interested.

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