Hello Guys! We know that The Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki is the son of Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki. But you must have been wondering why is naruto’s last name Uzumaki or why does naruto have his mom’s last name. And as per the general rules, naruto must have been named ‘Naruto Namikaze’ instead of ‘Naruto Uzumaki’.
Why? Well, there are some interesting Fan theories and facts that shows why he was named Naruto Uzumaki and not Naruto Namikaze.
Why is Naruto’s last name Uzumaki
If Naruto was to named Namikaze, then Minato’s enemies would have tried to harm or abduct Naruto since he was the only son of a very important person.
Uzumaki’s were known to be the jinchurikis of Kurama for generations, so if Naruto was named Uzumaki, people would know that he is the nine-tails jinchuriki. Minato wanted people of Konoha to know that Naruto was the jinchuriki and saved the village.
Minato did not want people to know about his marriage. This makes sense because even their son Naruto was not told about his parents. This was kept a secret because if enemies knew that Naruto was Minato’s son they would have tried to attack him.
That is also a possibility that there was no explanation that how a little kid has nine tails sealed inside him, without talking about his parents(Minato & Kushina). So, the Third’s fear was also apart of being Naruto being an Uzumaki.
These all theories are fan theories based and some are derived based on common logic. I hope this answered your query about why is Naruto’s last name Uzumaki. You can watch naruto on Netflix.