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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

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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Tony the Giant    

Let me tell you Bobby Brown fans something. Whitney constantly turned this man down over and over again. This man got on his knees and proposed to her, with tears in his eyes, and begged her to marry him. Whitney ain't want to marry no Bobby Brown. But he ended up forcing himself on her anyway. Cause he wasn't gonna rescind to this ongoing fight to marry her. Like his life was in danger or something. And she ended up marrying him. I don't point my fingers at Whitney. It was Bobby's fault. If he never got kicked out of New Edition. He would've still had his success and prosperity. He wouldn't of needed her then. He did it, cause he needed a backbone. Cause he was loosing everything he had, when he got kicked out of the group. Stop perpetrating a fraud w/ this looser. The only ones who know him, are oldtimers. Don't none of these youngens know a Bobby Brown, other than what they hear about him.

894 days ago

Tookie Topbox    

That's her right to do that. You go girl.

894 days ago

Diana Branch    

This message is for Bobbi Kristina Brown. Please know that your beautiful mother is now sleeping in death, according to the Bible at Psalms 146:4 says that when a man dies, "his thoughts do perish. " We are mortal and do not survive the death of our body. The life we enjoy is like the flame of a candle. When the flame is put out, it does not go anywhere. It is simply gone. Si I'm saying this to say that no matter what people tell you, the Bible is correct in what it states that your mother is sleeping in death and her Spirit is not living on somewhere that could hurt or harm you. Jesus Christ talked about the condition of the dead at John 5: 28,29.Also this is what God promises to all of us at Reverlation 21:4. Please read these scriptures and I 'm sure you will find comfort. Please stay close to your grandmother and your other family members to draw comfort, and one day soon you will have a hope again to see your mother again, but first it's important for you to have a Bible study and read what God has in store for us all. Lastly, God does not lie, and whatever he promises us it will come true. Titus 1:2. As your mother stated to you Bobbi Kristina, "I Got You" Hold on to those beautiful words.
To a friend, from a friend who also loved and adored your mother. Diana Branch from Lawrenceville GA.

894 days ago

Tony the Giant    

Whitney is like Oprah, she is a clean cut charismatic woman, who was trying to stay independent. But this force of Bobby Brown coming at her, like a freight train. Became something that she couldn't stop w/ all her might. This man got kicked out of New Edition in 1989, and he was desperate for her.

894 days ago


I hope she does. Her father is an abusive ******* and the new name is beautiful.

894 days ago


Again, not the truth! Bobbi and her Mom had been discussing the name change for months, but for professional reasons only. Whitney has been grooming her daughter to kick off her own singing career, and Clive Davis told them that using "Kristina Houston" would be more marketable and would additionally ensure no mix-up between Bobbi Brown & Bobby Brown.

894 days ago


Nice name. She should do it.

894 days ago


Good For her!

894 days ago

Miriam L. Wright    

I think she should change her name. If it makes her happy and more comfortable with herself going forward she should do it!!

I think Harvey should put INSPECTOR DAX on this one!! I miss INSPECTOR DAX!

894 days ago


why can't some of you people read? She has wanted to change her name for years, it is not because her mother died. Of course now that she is gone she feels even more compelled to do it.

894 days ago


All of you people keep saying she shouldn't change her name because she looks just like him. well, if she looks just like him why can't she change her name. We already know she is his daughter so what does the name matter?

894 days ago


Why is everyone hating on the possible name change? First of all, the name Bobbi is ugly. The name Brown is ugly. Let alone that there is a person you are named after, who is not exactly worthy of that kind of homage. But parents name their kids lame things all the time.

I remember when BK was born thinking, poor girl, Whitney giving her daughter such an ugly name: Bobbi Brown.

Kristina, however, is a pretty name (and she's already called Krissi), and Houston is a good name too. Even if Whitney's reputation was bad too. Whatever the case, it's no one's business if anyone wants to change their name.

894 days ago


I don't blame her. It's her life and her name. She should do what she feels will make her happy.

894 days ago


good for her...get away from him. he cut her mother's head off a family's portrait, spit in her mother's face. brought whores into their home. She's seen her mother cry day end and night after night. Yes he hurt her mom and love can bring you down just like it did Whitney. Good for you Kristie! Now stay away from Pat and her Brother Ray...Don't trust them two, and Clive either.

894 days ago


If that's how she feels, then go ahead and change it. Maybe use the changed name as a stage name (if she ever gets that far.) But it's always best to wait a year or so before you take any big steps so you won't regret it.

894 days ago
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