Reports have been flooding the web this weekend that Kristina Bobbi Brown, the daughter of recently deceased idol singer Whitney Houston and her ex husband, the notorious Bobby Brown, is planning on dropping her father’s surname and using her late mother’s surname.
Said to be humiliated and outraged with her father’s antics and reputation (many believe that it was the result of her ex husband’s prodding and negative influence that led to Whitney Houston essentially throwing away her career and dying prematurely) Bobbi Kristina is now telling friends and family she wants to change her name as to ‘rid herself of any link’ to her father.
Reports TMZ: Bobbi Kristina is telling friends … she’s wanted to change her name for years — ever since her parents split — but Whitney wouldn’t let her.
Now that Whitney’s gone, we’re told the 19-year-old feels untethered — and wants to finally change her name completely … making it simply “Kristina Houston.”
The report goes on to say that the 19 year old teenager is anxious to make the move and has done so with a sober mind.
Despite the changes the 19 year old plans to act on one has to wonder aloud if the exercise in name change is in some degrees a superficial attempt to deal with some of the problems she has been connected to recently. Chiefly the young woman’s sense of disillusionment and addiction to narcotics. Although in a society where getting oneself a new facelift, cologne or lover is perceived as a sure fire way of availing oneself of the burden of being, it may eventually come down to dealing with the roots of one’s self and the core of one’s disarray despite the temptation to find ‘perceived’ salvation that comes with temporarily displacing oneself from the bonfire of ones discontent .
As the saying goes, ‘you can take Mary Jane out of suburbia/the ghetto/ivy league/etc but you can never take suburbia/the ghetto/ivy league/etc out of Mary to use an obvious example…
As one reader commentated: You can change your name. But you can’t change your father. She must face her problems with her dad at some point in her life. Otherwise it will be a burden. What about her fathers side of the family? Will she avoid them also? She has to deal with this and not run away.