Portia de Rossi files legal request to change name to Portia DeGeneres

Portia de Rossi has filed a legal request to change her name to “Portia Lee James DeGeneres” – to honor her wife, Ellen – according to a court document. Originally named Amanda Lee Rogers – Portia changed her name to Portia Lee De Rossi when she was 15-years old. Now she’ll be Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

We’ve loved Portia in Ally McBeal, Arrested Development, and Nip/Tuck.

Meanwhile, Ellen and Portia are the most trusted celebrity babysitters. That’s the opinion of most of the American women who participated in a recent online poll.

DeGeneres and de Rossi, who married in California, have topped the poll, which asked Americans which celebrities they would feel most comfortable leaving their kids with.

More than 10,000 moms participated in the poll, and chose the openly lesbian couple as their most trusted celebrity babysitter.

DeGeneres and de Rossi, who have no children, won the poll after beating out Angelina Jolie and partner Brad Pitt.