Aaron Paul, Wife, Son to Get New Names

The couple will legally go by the surname Paul, previously only a stage name
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2022 12:09 PM CDT
Aaron Paul, Wife, Son to Get New Names
Aaron Paul, right, and Lauren Parsekian arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie," at the Regency Village Theatre in 2019 in Westwood, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Aaron Paul is no longer just the actor's stage name. The 43-year-old Breaking Bad alum has applied to legally change his last name from Sturtevant to Paul, and as TMZ reports, his wife Lauren, 35, is making the change, too. Though their seven-month-old son was given the surname Paul upon his birth, the couple have also applied to change his legal name from Casper Emerson Paul to Ryden Caspian Paul. The latter name was the one Paul used to introduce his son on The Tonight Show and on social media in April.

In documents filed Thursday in Los Angeles, the couple say they found a better name for their son than the one they initially presented at the hospital, per TMZ. Lauren previously noted the name Ryden came from a favorite artist, Mark Ryden, per US Weekly. They add they wish to change their own names to conform to the stage name Paul has long used. The couple also share a daughter, Story, 4, who was presumably given the Paul name at birth, like her younger brother. (More Aaron Paul stories.)

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