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Fergie Duhamel: Star Legally Changes Name in Time for Son's Birth

Fergie Duhamel: Star Legally Changes Name in Time for Son's Birth

Born Stacie Ann Ferguson but better known as "Fergie," the Black Eyed Peas star has officially opted to change her name.

A judge agreed on Friday to permit the singer to legally change her name to Fergie Duhamel. Married to husband Josh Duhamel for five years, the pregnant star made the decision to take her husband's last name just in time for the arrival of her first child.

Court documents obtained by TMZ last month stated the official reason for the name change as: to "conform to the first name which she is commonly and professionally known as, and has been for many years."

The couple is expecting their son to be born "any day now" according to Duhamel, who shared his nerves about his son's arrival during a recent interview.

"There is a lot of anticipation going on at the Duhamel household right now," he told Us Weekly magazine during a press conference for his most recent film, "Scenic Route."

"It's pretty exciting," the actor noted, adding that his wife has done a wonderful job of handling her pregnancy.

"I'm mostly impressed with how gracefully . . . I mean she's just been awesome throughout this whole thing," he said. "She's taken really good care of herself, she's happy, she's in great spirits, she looks beautiful and I'm just really proud of her more than anything. And I'm really excited to meet this little dude. I can't wait."

In return, Duhamel has plans to be a doting father and help Fergie out around the house. To do that, he plans on taking at least a small break from acting.

"Right now it's baby time, so I'm going to be home," the actor said when asked about upcoming work. "Then I've got a bunch of projects that are in development that we're producing with my company, which I'm really excited about. So it's going to give me some time to be home for that."

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