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Pennys Surname? An Idea I Have.

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This is an idea i just came up with for the beginning of season 7 of the show. Penny's surname has long been a mystery to us all including the team (or maybe they are hiding it). So, assuming Leonard comes back from his trip to the north sea with stephen hawking, he could on arrival back tell penny "during the trip i was thinking since i've meet you, you haven't told me your surname".  There could be some small conversation between the two e.g. a reason for telling them is that "it might be embarrising for her to reveal her surname" but at the end of the episode it gets revealed. Episode 7x1 could be called "The Surname Paradox".

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This is an idea i just came up with for the beginning of season 7 of the show. Penny's surname has long been a mystery to us all including the team (or maybe they are hiding it). So, assuming Leonard comes back from his trip to the north sea with stephen hawking, he could on arrival back tell penny "during the trip i was thinking since i've meet you, you haven't told me your surname".  There could be some small conversation between the two e.g. a reason for telling them is that "it might be embarrising for her to reveal her surname" but at the end of the episode it gets revealed. Episode 7x1 could be called "The Surname Paradox".

L will know Penny's surname, he was 'stealing' her mail in S1 as an excuse to talk to her.

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As others have offered, Leonard would definitely have known her last name early on - as in the mail he returned to her.  Plus it would stand to reason that there would be many other opportunities for Leonard and the others to know her last name.  My impression is that this may have been a bit of a joke by the writers and that they may never reveal her last name.  After 6 seasons, if they haven't told us yet, good bet we'll never know.  And my guess is, if L&P ever get married on the show, the writers will cleverly prevent us from hearing her last name pronounced at the ceremony.

 

It may have been unintentional at the outset, but I think the "what's her last name?" thing grew and now it's just one of those mysteries.

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Yes. Sometimes a mystery that is never solved gives a premise a second layer. Every good comedy has its quirks. I don't want to see what Howard's mum looks like either,

 

Me neither. I definitely don't want to see Howard's mom, and was totally pissed when we saw a little bit of her this past season. Some questions are best left unanswered, some sights are best left unseen.

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Some are posting here that no one (even the characters on the show- with the exception of Leonard) knows Penny's surname.  Has there been indication that they don't know?  I have been under the assumption that they probably do.  There is only mention of Leonard stealing her mail so we know he does, but it was in the apartment, and Sheldon most likely would have seen it.  If has been no mention they don't know it, I don't think we can assume they don't.  

 

I do agree that maybe the writers initially didn't even come up with a surname for her, and as it went on- they may be playing that now.  Who knows... well, they do lol.  Not revealing her surname even during their wedding would be just cruel :p

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Kaley said it could be Hoffstedter haha

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Leonard definitely knows her last name. As others have mentioned before, he used to "steal" her mail as an excuse to talk to her in the early seasons. However, I think it would be really cool if it were revealed some time in the series, probably in the season finale. And it should be a surname that leaves everybody (especially Sheldon) in shock, such as Newton, Einstein or Darwin.

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I actually really don't want to know her surname. I do want to know, but at the same time, if they go the entire show without giving us her maiden name, that would be awesome. It would make 'Penny Hofstadter' so much more significant - as though it was just meant to be that all along.

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If it is revealed, it should only be on the last episode when Penny and Leonard get married when the Pastor asks Penny"Do you Penny (whatever her surname is) take Leonard to be. your...       Of course that is assuming they get married, but I think that would be a cool way of doing it.

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We don't know Stuart's surname, either.

Yes, we do. It's Bloom. We saw it when Sheldon was looking at his Facebook page in "The Flaming Spitoon Acquisition."

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