What's in a name? The deeply troubled Lindsay Lohan is attempting to "erase" her past and permanent record by legally changing her name. Yup, she's trying to pull a Madonna or Cher by being just Lindsay. No last name, no nothing. Just Lindsay.

Uh, really? Does she seriously think dropping her last name will help? If anything it will just make her look worse and get even more laughs from the public. Madonna and Cher are unique names that practically no one has, and they have both been huge female icons for decades. Millions of girls have the name Lindsay, so what makes Lohan think this will work out for her? It certainly won't erase her criminal past (but it will erase her family heritage), so I really don't know what her thinking is behind the change.

Her mother, Dina Lohan, along with younger sister Ali are also dropping the Lohan and changing to Sullivan, which is Dina's maiden name.

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," a dead serious Dina Lohan tells PopEater.

The main reason for Dina and Ali changing their names is that they no longer want to be associated with ex-husband and father Michael Lohan, who was recently arrested himself for hitting his ex-girlfriend Kate Major. I just think they don't want to be associated with the embarrassment that is Lindsay Lohan either, but she's a daughter and sister so they can't very well admit that. Good thing they have Michael to blame.

There was nothing about Lindsay coming up with an alternative last name, or even becoming a Sullivan as well. I just think she's trying to be slick by having only one name. However, she could never be a Madonna or a Cher, but she pretty much lives in a fantasy world anyway so she can think whatever she wants.

Apparently, the court-going star had been on the fence about dropping "Lohan" until the E-trade Super Bowl commercialin which a baby was referred to as "that milkaholic Lindsay."

Lindsay, a name is just a name. It's who the person is and what they do and stand for that makes them who they are. Even is she does lose the last name, the Internet will forever have a ton of content on the badly infamous Lindsay Lohan, and will continue to have it if and when she is just Lindsay.

Meanwhile, Lohan herself might want some distance from her own infamous problems: the former "Mean Girls" phenom, now virtually unhirable in Hollywood, will soon stand trial for felony grand theft after rejecting a plea deal that involved jail time.

What do you think about this? I know we all are sick to death of her, but what will this do for her and her family, if anything? Would you ever change your name and for what reasons?