The Breaking Bad star petitioned to have his original last name, Sturtevant, changed to Paul, the nickname he’s used professionally for years. According to court documents obtained by the gossip site, the actor, born Aaron Paul Sturtevant, recently submitted a petition to make his stage name official and to ensure consistency in his family’s identities.
Lauren Parsekian, his wife, is also apparently making the move so that the family would have a single last name. Furthermore, their infant kid will now be known as Ryden Caspian Paul. While that was the name Aaron and Lauren chose to announce the kid on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in April, Casper Emerson Paul was legally titled Casper Emerson Paul on his birth certificate.
Aaron Paul has also decided to change the last name of his family
That means the actor, his wife, Lauren Parsekian, their 4-year-old daughter, Story, and their baby boy will all use the surname Paul. According to sources, the two youngsters have held the surname Paul since birth. The petition requests that the young man’s name be changed from Casper Emerson Paul to Ryden Caspian Paul.
People on Twitter have responded to his new name in the following ways:
Wait till you find out that most celebrities (especially actors) use stage names instead of their real names
— Gio 🎃 (@TheGioG_) November 6, 2022
same i was like what exactly changed? then i finished reading the headline
— sigrid《 MAXIDENT 》 (@thanxxskz) November 6, 2022
Y’all could’ve said “Aaron Sturtevant has legally changed his name to Aaron Paul” to make it less confusing
— Max :)🧣 (@signedyourname_) November 6, 2022
Everyone calls him Aaron Paul
He calls himself Aaron Paul
But legally, his name wasn't Aaron Paul
So he changed it so that now his name is officially Aaron Paul
— jules (@sealcharm) November 6, 2022
My reaction to Aaron Paul wasn’t really called Aaron Paul pic.twitter.com/G8CgkylLiF
— Lord Nemo (@lordnemo593) November 7, 2022
In 2018, Paul and his wife had a daughter called Story Annabelle, whose name will not be changed. During his guest appearance on Fallon, the actor released the first images of the new baby, exclaiming, “His name is Ryden and I love him,” adding that he was undoubtedly “exhausted” from having a newborn at home, but “he’s the best.”
He also said that his daughter is “madly in love” with her brother, laughing, “[She] can’t squeeze him enough. Like, lays on top of him, suffocates him. It’s her doll.” Aaron Paul will be remembered by “Breaking Bad” fans as the meth-cooking Jesse Pinkman, nicknamed Cap’n Cook, the business partner of Bryan Cranston’s Walter White.
Aaron Paul requests his Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston to be his baby’s godfather
Paul also said that he had requested Bryan Cranston, his former Breaking Bad co-star, to be the baby’s godfather. “I asked Bryan on his birthday if he would be our baby’s godfather,” he joked, referring to Cranston’s original refusal. “No, he’s very excited, very honored,” the actor continued. “I love the man to death. He’s one of my best friends in the world, and, so yeah, it was just a no-brainer.”
The two Emmy winners recently reunited to promote their Dos Hombres, a mezcal brand, and teach how to construct a “Bloody Hell” drink for Halloween. Since adopting daughter Story Annabelle in 2018, the Westworld star has embraced fatherhood and demonstrated an emotional attachment with Ryden shortly after his birth.