According to Contactmusic, "Alias" actress Jennifer Garner has changed her name to Jennifer Affleck so that she can share her surname with her daughter, Violet, who was born earlier this month.
Recently, she made a donation ($500) to Democrat candidate Deval Patrick who is running for governor in Massachusetts. Jen signed the check as Jennifer Affleck. Her actor-husband Ben Affleck has donated to several democratic candidates in the past, and may be considering a run for office himself.
There's no word yet if she plans to use it professionally in her career, or just legally.