Gypsy Sisters star Mellie Stanley welcomed her third child, daughter Divinity Rose Marie Lee, in November, but she has since split from Divinity’s father, George Lee. Because of the split, Mellie plans to change Divinity’s last name to Stanley, which is common in these situations. However, Mellie announced that she also plans on changing Divinity’s first name!
Mellie revealed the name change plans with a Facebook post this week. Here’s the full announcement, which came in the form of a text graphic:
Well I get to go this week and change my girls name she will no longer be divinity and her last name will officially be Stanley
When asked why she wanted to change the first name, Mellie explained “I really didn’t want her name to be Divinity.”
The little girl’s full name now is Divinity Rose Marie Lee, and Mellie revealed to commenters that she plans to change it to Delaney Grace Marie Stanley.
So what do you think about changing a child’s first name after a split? Is it too much? Or is it fine, given that Divinity is too young to remember?
UPDATE – Mellie contacted us to say that she was just kidding about changing Divinity’s name. “That was a joke,” she says, “my daughter’s name will not be changed.”
Mellie later added this statement, pointing out that Divinity’s father George Lee has been very supportive:
I would never take her fathers name from her he is a great father and takes very good care of his daughter I couldn’t ask for a better dad he sends money when she needs it and he calls about her all day I would never take her from him or change her name away from his