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In Twilight, why do Rosalie and Jasper have the same last name?I already figured that...

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abart30 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 18, 2009 at 1:36 PM via web

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In Twilight, why do Rosalie and Jasper have the same last name?

I already figured that Roaslie has kept her name from her human life but how does that affect Jasper?

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jessecreations | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted January 21, 2009 at 1:06 AM (Answer #1)

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The members of the Cullen "family" are trying to keep up the pretense that they are actually related.  Edward, Alice, and Emmett took on the name Cullen when they were "adopted" by Carlisle and Esme; but it would be creepy for Alice and Jasper (and Rosalie and Emmett) to have the same last name, since they're together romantically.  So Rosalie kept her original last name and they pretend that Jasper is her twin brother, hence his last name.

The whole reason is so that they can be in public among regular humans and seem like their story is realistic, that they were all adopted by the Cullens so they're a family but not actually related.

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bekkygirl1 | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted January 21, 2009 at 8:45 AM (Answer #2)

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Rosalie and Jasper are brother and sister. Emmet and Rosalie are "married" only half the time, so Rosalie did not take his name. As for Alice and Jasper, they are never married, so they remain Alice Cullen and Jasper Hale.

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blackvalentine | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted March 5, 2009 at 11:41 AM (Answer #3)

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None of the cullens are related in any way! Rosalie's name as a human was rosalie hale, and jasper was known as jasper whitlock.  As they are all posing as foster children, they take on the appearance of being related in at least some way.  Alice, edward and emmett have taken on carlisles last name and rose and jaz pretend to be twins (which as beautiful blondes they can do), hence keeping rosalies last name.  Jasper is simply named hale so that the foster children story seems more realistic.

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futuremrscullen | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted March 11, 2009 at 11:40 PM (Answer #4)

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because Emmett and Alice are cullens and people know that emmett and rosalie are together and that alice and Jasper are together therefore If they all had the same name people would think they were..... well you know

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futuremrsedwardcullen | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:05 AM (Answer #5)

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when carlisle was changed his name was 'cullen'

when he changed edward he became a cullen also.

esme became a cullen when she and carlisle got married

rosalie origanily had 'Hale' as her last name and when carlisle changed her he had intended on edward and rosalie being together.but she found emmett and he became a cullen so they could be together.

when jasper and Alice came to live with carlisle they made alice a cullen and jasper a hale so rumers didnt start bout them being siblings and going out.   

so rosalie and jasper ended up being the only two Hales. iguess if there was another one after Breaking dawn bella would also be a hale.

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