Just Call Me Lindsay

March 25, 2011
Many of the world’s biggest celebrities are known by a single name -- Madonna, Oprah, Beyonce -- and now Lindsay Lohan wants to join them.

Lindsay Lohan is removing the Lohan from her official name and wants to be known simply as Lindsay. That’s according to her mother Dina who told Popeater.com, “Lindsay is dropping the Lohan and just going by Lindsay. Plus, me and [younger daughter] Ali will be officially changing our last names back to my maiden name, Sullivan.”

Lindsay Lohan (as she’s currently known) has been thinking about the name change for some time. Apparently it was the controversial E*TRADE Super Bowl commercial that referred to a baby as “that milkaholic Lindsay” that swayed Lohan to make the change.

A friend of Lindsay Lohan told Popeater, “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. 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.” Creating distance from her leech-like father makes sense. Trying to be a Madonna or Oprah is a bit of a stretch.

This could be the fresh start the troubled actress so desperately needs.

What do you think of the proposed named change?

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