Tis the season for celebrity name change! Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas tied the knot on December first, and 9 days later Priyanka unveiled her new married name on Instagram. Based on the beautiful name card in the photo featured on her Instagram Page, Priyanka will be Mrs. Priyanka Chopra Jonas.There are several factors that affect a woman’s name change decision, and as name-change experts we thought it would be fun to break down the factors in Priyanka’s life that could influence her name change.
A huge factor in name change it the bride’s age at the time of marriage. The younger a woman is, the more likely she is to change her name in some way. The older a woman is at the time of marriage, the more likely she is to keep her maiden name in some way. Priyanka is 36, an age where a majority of women have established their careers, so it makes total sense that she didn’t elect to become Mrs. Priyanka Jonas… she kept her maiden name and added her husband’s last name.
Another name change factor is if a woman’s career involves name recognition. Doctors, lawyers, real estate agents, and of course actresses typically keep their maiden names. Priyanka joins the ranks of other celebrity women like Amal Alamuddin, Hailey Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow who decided name change wouldn’t affect their careers.
Level of education also factors into the married name change equation. Although Priyanka intended to study aeronautical engineering, she left college after winning the Miss World Pageant to pursue film roles that were offered to her.
A factor that cannot be measured in relation to married name change is love. Love makes us all do things that we may never have considered. Name change can be a couples’ symbol that they’re “all in” on their marriage, it may be a tradition they want to keep, or a choice they both made together. Regardless of the factors that influenced Priyanka’s name change, we wish her and Nick a lifetime of love and happiness! And, if Priyanka’s name change paperwork hasn’t been filed we’d love for her to use the MissNowMrs app to become a legal Mrs. in minutes!
New Break credit: Teen Vogue