Cupid's Pulse Article: Amal Alamuddin Changes Name to Amal ClooneyCupid's Pulse Article: Amal Alamuddin Changes Name to Amal Clooney

By Amanda Boyer

After her September wedding to George Clooney in Venice, Amal Alamuddin is now officially is Mrs. Clooney! The honeymoon is over, so now Alamuddin decided it was time to change her last name. According to, Amal also reflected her name change on the website of her London-based law firm, Doughty Street Chambers.

How do you decide whether to change your name post-marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Thinking about taking your partner’s last name? Cupid has some tips to help you decide:

1. Be traditional: If you want to be traditional as 80% of people do, take their last name. This is not only for your benefit, but will help distinguish your future children if you decide to grow your family.

Related: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Honeymoon in England

2. Be unique: If you want to keep your roots, but also keep a connection with your new spouse, consider hyphenating your name. This is something that will keep both sides of the family together and you ultimately happy.

Related: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Have Civil Ceremony in Venice

3. Be different: If you like your individuality and/or have a job that your name is closely associated with, consider keeping your last name.

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