Newly-married Cheryl Cole's not such a modern girl as she ditches name to become Mrs Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

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Congrats on your wedding after a whirlwind three months, Cheryl Cole, but why the need to take your new husband’s name? Isn’t that all a bit dated these days?

Cheryl, 31, announced this week that she and French beau Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, 33, married just days ago, and immediately went on to ditch ‘Cole’ from her Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Using her old handle @CherylCole, she Tweeted: ‘If you would like to follow Cheryl please visit @Cherylofficial.’

So, now we’ve got to get used to calling her Cheryl Fernandez-Versini? Besides being a bit of a mouthful, it’s not very PC these days to take your old man’s name.

It’s not very sassy, spirited or fresh, is it? Where’s your sense of girl power, Cheryl?

Oh wait – hang about – yeh, we get it.

Cheryl‘s finally cleansing any remaining trace of former husband Ashley Cole from her life.

Well, it’s about time – they divorced in 2010 and although she just uses Cheryl for her music, she’s never changed her name legally.

And that begs the question, why didn’t she drop her cheating love-rat ex-husband’s name as soon as she possibly could?

Maybe because Cheryl Cole has a snazzier ring about it than Cheryl Tweedy, her maiden name, which is, after all… well, a bit twee.

So surely now it’s about time also to ditch the Mrs C tattoo at the back of her neck? Not sure how Jean-Bernard‘s going to feel about waking up to that every morning…

Ok, so it’s possible that Cheryl just wants to be known as Cheryl now, in the style of Beyoncé, Madonna and Pink. Maybe Cheryl genuinely believes she’s such a huge star now that she doesn’t need a last name anymore.

Well, how about this, Cheryl – take a leaf from the book of Kick-Ass actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Kick-Ass director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

This lovely couple actually swapped surnames when they married, so that Sam Taylor Wood and Aaron Johnson became Mr and Mrs Taylor-Johnson.

Now that’s love. And very modern. And very equal.

What woman wants to shed a major part of her identity and become someone else’s property?

What’s so great about proclaiming: ‘Forget who I was before – I’m now loved, wanted and owned by a MAN!”

Think about it, Cheryl.

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