Changing your name for love can be complicated, seeing as it involves updating your driver’s license, credit cards, and many other pieces of official documentation. It is presumably even more complicated when it means you and your spouse will have exactly the same name. It’s looking like Taylor Lautner and his fiancée, also named Taylor, are about to face this problem.
Lautner, best known as a former werewolf heartthrob, proposed to his girlfriend, nurse Taylor Dome, last November in front of a big neon sign spelling out his last name, suggesting that a name change was on the horizon. On a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Lautner confirmed that she will indeed be taking his last name. He also shared how they have navigated both being named Taylor. Apparently, Lautner mostly goes by “Taylor,” while Dome goes by “Tay.” But also, he says, “A lot of people just do ‘boy Tay’ and ‘girl Tay.’”
The future Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Lautner are far from the first celebrity couple to find themselves in this conundrum. As you may recall, Paris Hilton was once engaged to another Paris, who was the grandson of a Greek shipping billionaire. Lauren Bush also infamously married Ralph Lauren’s son, David Lauren, making her Lauren Bush Lauren.
Even Lautner has some experience in this realm, given that Dome is at least the second Taylor that he’s dated. After dating Taylor Swift for a few months in 2009, the actor earned one of the kindest Taylor breakup songs. We can only hope that, should this happy couple decide to have kids, they choose a different name for their firstborn.