October 6, 2009

Heidi Klum, married to Seal, for more than 4 years, finally decides to change her last name to Seal's last name.

But nobody even knows what Seal's last name is!

27 comments:

Lem said...

Its that Seal.. whats his face ;)

The Crack Emcee said...

And thus reveals the last-name game to be an arbitrary choice.

Weak.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Is Seal even his real name?

jaltcoh said...

Yes.

Ann Althouse said...

According to the article, Seal's name is Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel. His initials can almost be pronounced "shoes."

Bissage said...

If Ms. Klum were married to Cab Calloway, she’d be honor-bound to change her name to Heidi Ho.

Hoosier Daddy said...

That's a lot of names. I feel inferior cause my folks only have me one middle name.

Hoosier Daddy said...

wow Bissage...you rock.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

The Heidi formally known as Klum?

wv phonie

Michael Hasenstab said...

If Heidi's maiden name had been Savethe, she could now be Heidi Savethe Seal.

Paul Brinkley said...

Congratulations, Heidi Clubber! Oh wait.


wv: pedlymer - an organic compound for kids

MadisonMan said...

I thought his last name was D'WithaKiss.

wv: gaffes (!) I wish this post was about Letterman.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Do they have children? Baby Seals?

Bissage said...

Thanks and right back atcha, Hoosier Daddy.

Scott M said...

In opposition to hyphenated last names, which I've always considered to be a lib difference for the sake of being different, I used to make the joke about what happens when two hyphenated people meet and get married...what happens to their names and their kids' names?

Then I actually met the child of one such family. 30 years after they made the decision to hyphenate, they junked the whole thing and just took the father/husband's name...for simplicity's sake. When the mom admitted that, she pretty much spit the word "simplicity".

The whole thing is hysterical, imho. Of all the things to get your undies in a bunch about, this seems like the shortest molehill among Everests.

Scott said...

"If Ms. Klum were married to Cab Calloway, she’d be honor-bound to change her name to Heidi Ho."

Or if she married Don Ho.

Though Ho is no mo.

That might not be an impediment in some contexts, though.(I don't know anything about the LDS church. If you can baptize the dead, can you marry them too?)

ricpic said...

Seal met Samuel in Miami Beach:
Ground zero for hookups alte cocker;
Never dreaming in a million years
They shared names with a shvartze and a shiksa .

jaltcoh said...

Scott M: They could always choose one name from each parent. So everyone has a two-name hyphenated name, but not the same two names in each person's last name. Supposedly there are many countries where this is a long-standing tradition.

JohnAnnArbor said...

I knew someone whose parents were both from the Balkans. The father was a doctor with an impossible-to-pronounce name. The mother's name was an easy two-syllable name. The father took the mother's name, both helping innumerable patients and saving his kids from name unpronounceability.

Scott M said...

@JohnAnnArbor

But, see, that's a logical reason to do so. To take a hyphenated name as a way of sticking a thumb in the eye of the patriarchy has always struck me as self-centered and, simply, unnecessary.

Superdad said...

I never understood the reason to
Hyphenate. Traditionally, the name that the woman drops is not her maiden name it is the middle name: Catharine Suzanne Smith would become Catharine Smith Jones. Why hyphenate - your maiden name is still there. And if it is really important to you to carry it on, then give it to your kids as a middle name.

Life in the Fifties said...

Hmmmm, wonder if they're really married. All I had to do to change my name was provide a copy of the marriage license, which I did about twenty-five years after the fact. No court required. I waited until I knew it would last, since I would have had to go to court to change it back.

JohnAnnArbor said...

But, see, that's a logical reason to do so. To take a hyphenated name as a way of sticking a thumb in the eye of the patriarchy has always struck me as self-centered and, simply, unnecessary.

Oh, I agree. Pretentious, really.

Lonetown said...

Prince changed his name to a symbol and we haven't seen him since.

Bill said...

I think Prince changed his name back, making him "The artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince."

kentuckyliz said...

At uni I had a German professor, and he and his wife had opposite hyphenations, so one was Parkes-Perret and the other was Perret-Parkes.

sheesh

kenyatta Manning Pictures said...

What is his last name?