Fergie changing name: Black Eyed Peas singer to take Josh Duhamel's name
Born Stacy Ann Ferguson, the name change is meant to reflect the names by which the singer is known by now. Fergie's lawyer told TMZ that his client wanted her name to "conform to the first name which she is commonly and professionally known as, and has been for many years."
This makes sense, considering that the singer hasn't gone by "Stacy" professionally since her "Kids Incorporated" days. Plus, she has been married to actor Josh Duhamel for more than four years.
Fergie will be required to publish a notice in a local paper for four consecutive weeks and will then find out the fate of her name during a Aug. 16 hearing.
When you think about how most of the world knows only the name "Fergie" and nothing else about the singer, all of this makes a lot of sense.