George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin sighting during their civil wedding at Canal Grande on September 29, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Robino Salvatore/GC Images)
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October 14, 2014 11:05 AM EDT

World, meet Mrs. Clooney.

Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin has returned from her honeymoon with George Clooney with a new name. Amal Alamuddin is now listed as Amal Clooney on the website for her London-based firm, Doughty Street Chambers. The choice is not all that surprising: Though the former Ms. Alamuddin is a high-profile attorney in her own right, the Clooney name obviously holds a lot of clout. And she’s not in the minority–most wives still take their husbands’ name.

The couple was married in Venice on Sept. 27. Amal Clooney has since traveled to Greece where she is helping to negotiate the return of the Parthenon marbles stolen by British diplomats over 200 years ago, according to People. The issue is an important one for her new husband as well: while promoting Monuments Men, George Clooney said that the British Museum ought to return the 2,500-year-old sculptures.

While Mrs. Clooney traveled to Greece, Mr. Clooney made a surprise appearance at New York Comic-Con to promote his upcoming Disney sci-fi flick, Tomorrowland. “It is not lost on me that I’m spending my honeymoon at Comic Con,” the actor joked at the event.

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