Once a Kardashian, Always a Kardashian? Kim's Suprising News About How She'll Change Her Last Name

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are Engaged

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And the juicy Kimye wedding news keeps on coming!

At her 33rd birthday party last Friday night, Kim Kardashian reportedly told E! news that she will be taking Kanye West's last name when the duo exchange "I dos." The reality starlet will, however, keep Kardashian in the mix, using it as a middle name. "It'll be Kim Kardashian West," the newly-engaged mom told the network. After all, who is Kim without the name Kardashian following swiftly behind?

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Kim isn't the first Kardashian to take a beau's surname. Big sister Khloe made a similar move when she married Lamar Odom, officially becoming Khloe Kardashian Odom. And momager Kris took now-separated husband Bruce Jenner's name back in the day (although, just last season on Keeping Up With the Kardashians the mogul-maker was considering re-adding Kardashian to make her family image more cohesive).

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Unlike with her marriage to Kris Humphries—within the short-lived 72 hours she was never called Kim Humphries—it seems like the Kim's all in for a long-lasting Yeezy marriage. In addition to taking his name, she's letting the Yeezus rapper have whatever he wants for their big day.

Maybe motherhood has softened the star. Or maybe Kardashian is taking a page from Jay-Z's book—the rapper, and close friend and collaborator of West's, took on Beyonce's surname as a middle name when the hip hop royalty wed. Both Jay-Z and Beyonce use "Knowles-Carter" as a last name.

If, like Kim, you are planning to change your name post-nuptials, there are a few online tools that should make the process seamless. Try MsNowMrs.com, an online tool that, after answering a few easy questions and paying $29.95, helps you swiftly change your name legally. Famed New York bridal salon Kleinfeld also offers a simple, one page online application that helps you change your name.

—Lauren Frankfort

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