Lindsay Lohan is apparently thinking of dropping her last name, reports PopEater.com.
“Lindsay is dropping the Lohan and just going by Lindsay,” Dina, Lindsay’s mother, told PopEater. “Plus, me and [younger daughter] Ali will be officially changing our last names back to my maiden name, Sullivan.”
Apparently, the Lohan family wants nothing to do with crazy-media-seeker father Michael, so they are all changing there name. So will Lindsay be joining Oprah, Cher, and Jesus?
“So many of the greatest people in showbiz are known by just their first name. Look at Oprah and Beyonce. Now you can add Lindsay to that list,” a family friend told PopEater. “And it’s a way for them all to start over. No one in the family want anything to do with Lindsay’s father [Michael Lohan] anymore and that includes sharing a last name.”
Although I could see why they want to do this, not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. ”I don’t think it’s a smart move,” brand strategist Kaira Akita told E Online. ”She’s been in a position as a celebrity [where it has appeared as if] she’s kind of beat the system, so the idea of her going with a one-name moniker makes it appear as if she’s higher above us.”
I mean, I know the Lohan name doesn’t exactly embody a positive and joyous nature, but this is a little extreme. On one hand, I see why she wants to change it. She wants to start over and distance herself from this crazy Lohan stereotype. But at the same time, do you think you’ll ever bounce back as an actress with the name “Lindsay”? I see Lilo being a good one-namer, but not Lindsay.
But if it makes Lindsay happy, then so be it. All I want for her is to move on with her life and start over. No one can deny that she is a great actress, so we’ll just have to wait and see where this goes.