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Saturday 21st October 2017

Loose Women star takes a swipe at Cheryl

Handbags at dawn!

She burst into our lives as Cheryl Tweedy back in 2002 before famously becoming Cheryl Cole, then Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, then just Cheryl.

No surname needed.

And all that surname flittering was brought up during a Loose Women debate on Thursday, asking why fewer women are now taking their husbands' names.

Ouch! Jane took a swipe at Cheryl's ever-changing surname (Credit: ITV)

Panellist Jane Moore took a swipe at Cheryl, 34, when she suggested it would just be easier for women to stick with their maiden name.

"I totally get it and didn't change my name," she said.

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"If you look at someone like Cheryl Tweedy. She must spend her entire time at the deed poll office, because she was Cheryl Tweedy, then Cheryl Cole, then Cheryl Fernandez-Versini...

"I don't know what she is now! Maybe Cheryl Payne shortly? I don't know."

Cheryl recently reverted to her maiden name (Credit: FameFlynet)

Cheryl changed her surname to Cole in 2006 when she married footballer Ashley.

She must spend her entire time at the deed poll office.

After their divorce, she wed French businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and took his fancy surname in 2014.

Following their split, she dropped any surname and just went by the moniker Cheryl ('cause she's that famous) before legal documents in September revealed she'd reverted to maiden name Tweedy.

Could Cheryl be a Payne soon? (Credit: Instagram @CherylOfficial)

She's currently dating One Direction star Liam Payne, the father of her six-month-old son Bear, with wedding rumours constantly circulating.

That's a lot of surnames for one person!

Jane summed up her point by saying: "In a way it's simpler to keep your own name but then when you have children and you're off on holiday, do they take their dad's name or your name?

"And if they take your name then dad is going, 'I have kids who don't have the same name as me'."

Only around half of women change their surname after marriage, compared to 95% during the 1990s (Credit: ITV)

Jane said her own family went for the double-barrel option which provides its own set of difficulties, joking: "We are like United Nations going through passport control!

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"We have my step-daughter who has her dad's surname and mum's surname, my daughter who has her dad's surname and my surname, then the youngest with my husband's surname..."

Each to their own though, right?

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