Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed: Why She’ll Take His Name After Marriage

Nikki Reed is about to become Mrs. Ian Somerhalder! The 'Twilight' alum is planning to take Ian's last name after they get married, and now HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY reveal why! Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are headed for the altar and we can't wait for them to become husband and wife! While many famous women in Hollywood opt to keep their maiden names after they get married, Nikki, 26, will not be one of them. Here's why.

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Nikki Reed Taking Ian Somerhalder’s Name After Marriage?

Ian took to his Instagram on Jan. 18 to post an adorable pic of his and Nikki’s horses’ collars, and of course HollywoodLife.com couldn’t help but notice Millie and Eagle‘s new shared last name — REED-SOMERHALDER! Naturally we wondered whether this meant that Nikki would be taking Ian’s last name too and now we have the EXCLUSIVE answer.

“She will be taking Ian’s name and it will be with the hyphen. It is important to him for her to take his name and she is looking forward to adding his name and making it her official name once they get married,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They had a conversation about it and decided that is what they will do when they get married.”

Aww, we think it’s so sweet that Nikki wants to be Mrs. Reed-Somerhalder! Especially since it means the world to him.

Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder Getting Married: They Want To Have A Baby In 2015

Perhaps one reason why Nikki wants to take Ian’s name is so everyone in their family will have the same name — and that includes lots of little Somerhalder babies!

A source exclusively revealed to HollywoodLife.com that Ian and Nikki “are in love beyond belief and babies are in the mix, multiple babies and they want to start this year!”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is it sweet that Nikki is planning to take Ian’s name after they get married? Tell us how you feel!

— Susan Johnson