It’s a suggestion that I hope will be flatly ignored by the journalism and celebrity tabloid community. POPeater is reporting that Lindsay Lohan just wants to go by ‘Lindsay’ now. But you might be slightly surprised by the reason. (Is anything surprising anymore?) Lindsay Lohan’s mother DINA told PopEater’s Rob Shuter:

“Lindsay is dropping the Lohan and just going by Lindsay … Plus, me and [younger daughter] Ali will be officially changing our last names back to my maiden name, Sullivan.”

But lest you assume this is just about ditching dad, the conception that she’s a Hollywood icon also seems to becoming into play. A family friend tells Shuter:

“So many of the greatest people in showbiz are known by just their first name. Look at Oprah and Beyonce. Now you can add Lindsay to that list … And it’s a way for them all to start over. No one in the family want anything to do with Lindsay’s father [Michael Lohan] anymore and that includes sharing a last name.”

I think I took Prince changing his name to a symbol more seriously than this. I hope Lindsay Buckingham and Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner file a petition.