Originally Posted by H0SS
Cesar Gracie is a lying sack of shit who will do anything to deflect the blame. Did you guys know his last name wasn't even Gracie? His mother is Sonja Gracie-Gronning, daughter of Carlos Gracie. So his legal last name isn't Gracie because the Gracie heritage is from his mom's side. He changed his surname to Gracie himself. He was not born a Gracie, he was not asked to become a Gracie.
I know lots of people that have their mother's last name, and not their father's.
Assuming one spouse kept their last name despite the marriage, your "legal last name" is not your father's last name by default; at least not in Canada, maybe the laws are different elsewhere.
That said, he does come off like a d-bag sometimes; but that's quite irrespective of his last name.