I like my maiden name, even though it’s difficult for many people to pronounce. I will keep my maiden name all my life because I like it so much. I understand it when women take their husband’s name if they don’t have strong feelings about their maiden name, but I always appreciate it when some celebrity woman holds on to their maiden name in marriage. It’s not a matter of feminism, really. It’s just one of my quirks – I like it when celebrity women do that, almost as if they’re saying “I’m still me, even though I’m someone’s wife now.” (It also says something about how celebrities have an awareness of their own personal branding.) Well, Amy Schumer is one of those women now – she recently married Chris Fischer, and she’s absolutely not going to become Amy Fischer. Not least of all because she doesn’t want people to associate her with the Long Island Lolita.
Amy Schumer won’t be rushing off to the courts to get her name changed any time soon. The actress—who married chef Chris Fischer during a surprise ceremony in front of 80 guests at an outdoor ceremony in Malibu on Feb. 13.—posted an Instagram story on Sunday of her dad asking if she would be taking her new husband’s last name.
“Are you still Amy Schumer or are you Amy Fischer now?” says Schumer’s father, Gordon.
The I Feel Pretty star seems baffled by the idea, but not because she’s avoiding the long lines at the DMV.
“I’m not Amy Fischer! Do you remember who Amy Fischer is? The Long Island Lolita,” she says with a laugh. “No, I’m keeping my last name—I’m keeping your last name,” Schumer continues in the video of her father.
This story honestly made me a little bit weepy – I genuinely think Amy got married so quickly because her father’s health is declining and she wanted to have a memory of him at her wedding. And the “I’m keeping your last name” is making me tear up.
On a lighter note… I’ve always thought that Carrie Underwood didn’t take her husband’s name privately or publicly because she didn’t want to be called Carrie Fisher. The late, great Carrie Fisher probably had copyrights on her name though! Just as it would be an awful branding disaster if Amy Schumer suddenly became Amy Fischer.
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