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Whitney Houston's Daughter

I Don't Want My Dad's Name

3/11/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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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.

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Kelly     

Flat out - Bobbi's making a big mistake. I understand she wants to be a living tribute to her mother, but this wrong and she'll be sorry she hurt her dad. For those who wondered whether BK will rise or fall in the aftermath, observe this as BK making irrational mistakes right out of the gate.

767 days ago
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Phreaky    

Girl you can change your name all you wnat, but you cant change that face and it screams BOBBY BROWN. If you were a mature adult that wasn't sucking up cocaine like a hoover, you would make it Bobbi Kristina Houston-Brown and honor them both. You cannot deny a man you look exactly like.

767 days ago
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just my opinion    

good idea. i cant wait to get married so that i can lose my fathers last name.

767 days ago
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marymac    

Not surprising. She watched him beat the hell of her mother, spit in her face and who knows what else.

767 days ago
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Christy    

She is an adult...I say do what ya want Kristina Houston!

767 days ago
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aston    

If it's true (you never know what is on tabloid sites), why not? She lived mostly with her mother, why should she have her father's full name, with a "Kristina" (spelled in Swedish, btw) in the middle, and nothing from her Mom? Seems Whitney wanted to respect her ex's feelings, but her daughter is soon a grown woman, her own person, and has to decide for herself.

767 days ago
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Strokadellic    

I wouldn't be surprised if BOBBY BROWN didn't want Bobby Brown's name at this point.

767 days ago
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aston    

Kristina Houston is a very nice name! :)

767 days ago
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victory    

Kristina Houston, I like that. Sorry, Bobby Brown, doesn't look as if this biological child wants anything to do with you. You'll having to keeping touring to take care of all the other kids you have and their momma's. Play it smart Kristina and follow your mom's attorneys advise to the letter. Everybody is a con artist when it comes to money.

767 days ago
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Stephanie    

This is absolutely ridiculous, whoever wrote this story. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves. There were just pictures of all three of them together b4 she died. In reality, I'd love for you to write a story of how broke some white star is or how their kids hate them. You didn't write about Kristen Bell losing her home to foreclosure, but you write about Allen Iverson.

767 days ago
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Ms anthony    

I know if her dad was the bigger name she would keep it, but since mom is better known she wants her name. If any of this is even true. Sounds to me she is to young to be making such a decision, but then she is around Cissy these days??

767 days ago
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ilovetheshowmadmen    

Go for it, darling... you are of age....

767 days ago
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Grandma    

She's just not mature enough to make such an important decision. How very sad for her heritage on her dad's side of the family. But she should realize changing her name wont do anything for her. She looks exactly like her dad! Is she going to change her looks too? Whitney needs to be able to RIP.

767 days ago
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Fat Mike    

Where is she at the moment? I could have sworn I saw her tonight

767 days ago
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bb    

Bobby *will* probably be upset about this but he's only got himself to blame. Smart choice, Kristina.

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