Sonam Kapoor Wants her Kids to have Her Name. She is willing to change her name post marriage made headlines for all the wrong reasons. She was trolled for approaching a non-feminine gesture and many believed it was unnecessary on her part.
But Sonam being Sonam was quite inhibited by it. Reacting on the same she said, “I have always said that I am a feminist. I have the choice to change my name to what I want to.
Kapoor is also my father’s name. So it is a man’s name anyway. I chose to keep both. Anand has also changed his name but nobody wrote about that.
I just decided to do it on social media because that’s my platform to say that I have made a choice. It is my personal choice. Nobody put a gun to my head. You should ask him (Anand).
He has also changed his name and decided to add something as well. However now we learn that the couple even officially wants to change their name.
In her recent interview with Firstpost when she was asked about her same decision, she said, “Anand and I had a very long conversation you know, and we obviously want to have kids eventually, and he had this one friend who had a very long name, his mother’s name, father’s name, blah blah blah. I said, see anyways it’s a patriarchal concept, I have my father’s last name, I don’t have my mother’s name, and I want to be part of your family as well, and he wanted to be a part of mine. So first he said, shall I do Anand Ahuja Kapoor or Anand Kapoor Ahuja? And you do Sonam Kapoor Ahuja? I was like, that’s still my father’s name, no? How will my kids have my name in some way? Then he said, should I keep Sonam in the middle? So I said fine.”
Sonam Kapoor further said how her kids too will have her name and why she always wanted that. “Now Sonam Kapoor Ahuja becomes very long, but in our passports, I’ll be Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and he will be Anand Sonam Ahuja. Which I think is amazing. Because I wanted to have the same name as my child and I wanted my child to have my name as well.
For now this was the best compromise we could come with, Anna, where our child has both our names which has nothing to do with my father, but I still have my father’s name because I love him and my progressive thoughts come from him, but I also wanted my husband’s name and he wanted my name.” Quite mature can say!>