No more Fernandez-Versini! Cheryl debuts a ‘new’ name at the BRITs

Tweedy, Cole, Fernandez-Versini… we've known Cheryl by various different identities since she first found fame with Popstars: The Rivals back in 2002.

Now, over a decade on, Cheryl is leaving her roots behind – all of them – and making like Beyoncé. Yup, the X Factor glamazon would reportedly prefer to be known on a first-name basis ONLY from now on.

It certainly seems like a good decision to us, given that Tweedy doesn't exactly fit with the uber-stylish Cheryl we've come to know, and that Cole and Fernandez-Versini are both surnames from her failed marriages.

According to Closer magazine, a few "keen fans" noticed that the singer was being referred to only as "Cheryl" at last night's BRIT Awards in London's O2.

Whether it was a request from Cheryl's camp, or a decision by the organisers to avoid calling her by the wrong surname remains to be seen, but either way we're totally on board.

It seems the 32-year-old has had something of a dilemma trying to settle on a permanent moniker since announcing her split from Jean-Bernard in early January.

"Cheryl has had to reinvent herself several times but her three past names all have very different memories," a source told The Sun recently.

"Tweedy is associated with her assault court case [after an incident in a nightclub in 2003], Cole with [her first husband] Ashley’s cheating."

According to documents obtained by the paper last month, Cheryl has requested that her current name, Fernandez-Versini, remain unchanged in any contracts linked to her company, CC Couture Ltd.

However in celebrity and media circles it seems she's happiest to go surname-free from now on.

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