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Why do Rosalie and Jasper have the same last name of Hale and not Cullen?Twilight said...

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jilliemazz | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 10, 2009 at 11:40 AM via web

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Why do Rosalie and Jasper have the same last name of Hale and not Cullen?Twilight said they were twins; is that true? It's never mentioned.

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amberangel | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted May 10, 2009 at 3:46 PM (Answer #1)

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Rosalie wanted to keep her last name in remembrance so her last name is not Cullen. Rosalie and Jasper are twins to any non-vampire, but they're actually not related (Jasper was created and born a long time before Rosalie was). Jasper took the last name of Hale to give their family more credibility. Their story changes over time.

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amberangel | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted May 11, 2009 at 9:11 AM (Answer #2)

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Edward is not with anyone in the family so he could have the last name of cullen. Alice is with Jasper and if they both had the same last name that would be weird so he and Rosalie (who is with Emmett cullen) have the same last name.

Logical reasoning, but nothing says that someone can't elect to keep their own last name, yes? At one stage, Edward posed as Esme's younger brother, so it isn't a necessity that he take the name of Cullen.

It's true that if they had the same last name it would be weird but they're all 'adopted' anyway, and they have the same 'mother' and 'father' so it's not that less weird, really.

In any case, Rosalie doesnt want to completely forget her human life since we know about her nostalgia with being human and wanting a normal life. Her last name is a reminder of her past. Jasper and Rosalie are not related as humans though.

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jades113 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM (Answer #3)

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Rosalie and Jasper are not related. The Cullens had to have a cover name - in this case two, because:
A.) Jasper and Rosalie are the only ones who look like they could possibly be related by blood.

B.) If Alice & Jasper and Rosalie & Emmett are going to date, then Rosalie & Emmett can't have the same last names, same with Alice & Jasper... otherwise, to the public, they'd be dating their sybling.

So no, they're not related in any way. It mentions that Rosalie was the only daughter of her parents - and her and Jasper lived in totally different times.

Jasper's real last name was Whitlock... not Hale...

Hope I could help!
~Jade
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futuremrsedwardcullen | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 10, 2009 at 11:09 PM (Answer #4)

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No they are not related in any way except that they are in the cullen family. Rosalie wanted to keep her last name yes but it goes deeper than that. Carlisle and Esme are married so they can have the same last name. Edward is not with anyone in the family so he could have the last name of cullen. Alice is with Jasper and if they both had the same last name that would be weird so he and Rosalie (who is with Emmett cullen) have the same last name.

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diamondangel1901 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 30, 2009 at 11:38 PM (Answer #5)

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Jasper and Rosalie have the same last name because humans think they are twins and so they go with what the humans think so people won't get suspicious.

Jasper's real last name was/is Whitlock, but he took Rosalie's instead.

 

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted August 15, 2014 at 6:11 PM (Answer #7)

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Well Rosalie wanted to keep her name so the Cullens let her keep it and Jasper kept Hale as well since they were like siblings but they could also give the family more credibility. Also Alice and Jasper are a couple as well as Emmett and Rosalie. They can't have the same last names if they are dating because then they would be siblings and that would be weird. 

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celisabet | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 2, 2009 at 10:41 AM (Answer #6)

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wow your stupid.

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