“I’m very proud of my family name Hamilton,” he revealed at the World Expo in Dubai. “None of you may know this, but my mother’s name is Carmen Larbalestier and I’m in the process of having that put in my name.”
The Briton wants to honor his mother with it. “Because I’ve never understood why a woman loses her name when she gets married,” he explains. “I want my mother’s name to carry on with the Hamilton names.”
Carmen Larbalestier and Anthony Hamilton had split when Lewis was a child. She was last seen at her son’s side when he was knighted by Prince Charles at Windsor Castle in December.
An eighth world title would be the cherry on the cake for the newly crowned knight in addition to the new name. Hamilton: “That would be overwhelming, that would mean everything to my family and me.”