Bobbi Kristina Brown Reportedly Wants To Legally Change Her Name To Kristina Houston

She Wants to Get Rid of the 'Bobbi' and 'Brown'

Oprah Winfrey will be interviewing the late Whitney Houston‘s only begotten child Bobbi Kristina tonight on her new OWN series Oprah’s Next Chapter (exactly one month to the day that Whitney died last month) but right now we learn some very interesting information about BK‘s future plans. According to a new report out today, Bobbi Kris is planning on legally changing her name in order to remove any association with her father Bobby Brown. Apparently, BK wants to change her name to simply Kristina Houston.

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown can’t stand her name … because of its association with her father Bobby Brown — and now, TMZ has learned, she wants to change it all together. 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.” We’re told Bobbi has made the decision with a sober mind and is in a “better place” than she’s been in a while. It’s unclear when she plans to make the change official.

Wow. I had no idea that BK has so much animosity toward her father but, in all honesty, I can’t say that I’m at all surprised. We can’t know for sure if this report is true OR if Bobbi Kris is merely venting to friends but if she feels the need to change her name in order to move on with her life in a positive, happy and healthy way … then by all means. I just feel so bad for the girl. To lose someone’s mother (really, the only parent she’s been able to rely on her entire life) and best friend at such a young age must be so incredibly difficult … I just hope she is able to find peace … no matter what she decides to do about her name.

As for Bobbi Kristina‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey tonight, another promo image from the interview special has made its way to the Internets:


In just a few hours, we’ll get to hear from Bobbi Kris really for the first time ever. While she’s appeared on TV before, tonight’s interview will be her first official sit down interview all on her own. It’s very unfortunate that she’ll be talking about the untimely death of her mother but it will be interesting to hear from her for the first time. I’ll be tuning in, will you?

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  1. Monica

    This saddens me. I don’t know her relationship with her father but if her mother wanted her to keep it I would have a hard time going through with a name change. On top of that to hear of any girl having such a strained relationship with their father breaks my heart.

  2. Lynne

    I think she can simply go by Kristina Brown without the legal name change. Didn’t Bobby Brown try to be with her shortly after Whitney’s death but was denied visitation with her? I know he wasn’t present in her life before, but I think this could be a time for her to develop a new relationship with her father.

    And Oprah interviewing her and the family maybe 2 weeks after the death irks me. I’m sure Oprah was plotting this interview in her mind immediately after she heard the news. Ugh. Blah. But I’ll watch.

  3. rOXy

    Kristina Houston is a wonderful “stage” name. She is more a product of her mother because she was always with her and so close to her. Her dad didn’t ever really seem to be there for her. Since Whitney never adopted the name “Brown” publicly, it makes sense to me that she would want to identify more with her mother than her father.

  4. PixiesBassline

    I could totally understand her wanting to change her name. Kristina Brown would sound better to me than Houston but I’d support almost ANYTHING she picks. It would suck to be female and have the same name as your dad – especially when he’s famous and a jerk.

  5. gayana

    she never gave interviews, she didnt want to change her name.
    Now that her mom is dead sge goes on TV and changes her name to Houston… screams FAME & MONEY WHORE!

  6. michelle

    I was pretty saddened at Oprah’s interview of the family. Her questions were intrusive and insensitive, tabloid-ish, and downright wrong.
    “does it feel real” what do you think lady??
    I was uncomfortable watching it..interviewing Whitney’s daughter was just exploitive. Leave her to mourn in peace.
    They don’t owe the world an explanation of what happened.
    Oprah sunk to an ugly low on this one.

    • @michelle — I dunno, I mean … I absolutely understand how you feel. I’m sure many people share your opinion on this interview. I, personally, wasn’t uncomfortable with the interview because Oprah spoke with willing participants. I imagine the family, Bobbi Kristina, too, want to go on the record with the truth about what happened in the days leading up to and the day of Whitney’s death. Like it or not, there is lots of interest by the public to know as much as possible about the celebrities that we like. We do it every day here on the blog. With time, I see nothing wrong with discussing death. But, again, I feel you on this. I’m not sure how I feel about the interview. I feel like I learned more than I knew before but I’m not sure I feel much better about it. It is good to see Bobbi Kris looking so well. I hope she really is at peace like she says she is. In the end, everyone deals with death differently. I don’t necessarily chagrin people for dealing with (or talking about) death in a way that I might not.

  7. cinner

    I hope she does get that bobbi brown stigmata off her. You can only imagine what this poor child has seen due to the constant and unhealthy need for attention to himself. Its enough she looks exactly like him, that cant be changed but the name can damn sho be be. Please let this be true.

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