Why is Naruto called Naruto Uzumaki instead of Naruto Namikaze?
Naruto Namikaze: Naruto’s Uzumaki last name is because its his Mother’s name.
I m sure you already know that Minato Namikaze the four Hokage is Naruto’s Father.
The day that Naruto’s was born and became the nine tail’s Jinchuriki and when his
parents and the other ninja or you could say shinobi protecting the hidden leaf village
from the nine tail’s attack many people died from the nine tail’s attack. The third
Hokage wanted the villager’s to know very little about the incident since it was also
decreed that it was a forbidden to talk about the incident and no ones supposed to be
tell Naruto that he had the nine tail’s inside him. The third Hokage did not tell Naruto
anything about his parents except that his parents died protecting the village from the
nine tail’s attack. The third Hokage thought it was best for Naruto and everyone no to
The 4th Hokage was his Father
other wise Naruto’s life would of been in Danger if anyone found out and there would
also be a protest or someone sort of riot or something that would destroy the balance
of peace in the hidden leaf village and no doubt that Naruto’s life would be in the
Danger and might have died if something like that ever came again. This is why his
name last name is the uzumaki and its also because his mother kushina is from the
uzumaki clan’s from the land of eddies like the Uchiha the uzumaki clan is also and
extinct clan only a few sole survivors scatted all over some are still living or hidding in
a different village or nation. You learn about that the nine tail’s incident in the 1 Naruto
season in the very beginning. They tell you about the decree and how its is forbidden
to talk about the nine tail’s incident and how no one can tell Naruto that he had the
nine tail’s inside of him. You learn about that reason in the Naruto Shippuden when
you first see the four Hokage he tells us the reason well or what he believe’s is true
since the third Hokage didn’t tell Naruto much of anything.You learn the rest about his
mom and her clan the uzumaki clan and about the nine tails incident later on in Naruto
The Third Hokage named the boy uzumaki in order to the hide his connection with Minato Namikaze ( Naruto Namikaze )
who had a large share of enemies especially in the Iwagakure. This is made perfect
sense if Naruto’s mother was some nobody. However it was later revealed that his
mother Kushina was a famous and powerful kunoichi, Jinchuuriki and a member
of a very famous and powerful clan to boot. There fore in this Hiruzen Sarutobi’s
decision wasn’t smart at all.The changing of the name was done by the Third
Hokage, Hiruzen. He felt that Naruto would be the hunted down by the enemies of
Minato Namikaze, for example, Kumo and Iwa. So for Naruto’s own protection,
they change his name from Namikaze to Uzumaki, because no one except for
Jiraiya, Hiruzen, his wife Biwako, and Tsunade knew about the marriage of
Kushina Uzumaki and Minato Namikaze. So no one knew that Naruto was a child
there and because of this fact, people would not make the connection between the
Kushina Uzumaki and Naruto. Naruto didn’t even have the customary and red hair
of the clan, a fact that be worked in Hiruzen’s favor, as people would think the that
Naruto was a clan less orphan.
Actually the Uzumaki Clans was wiped out as well. However it happened way before
naruto’s was born. During the third ninja war, other villages except hidden leaf, feared
the clan’s sealing jutsu’s (they could seal a monster with make just a few hand signs).
So they ambushed the village’s and killed everyone. (don’t get confused here! The
Uzumaki Clan’s had their own village named Uzushio-gakure no sato) How ever
there have been some survivor’s such as Nagato parent’s, Karin parents and
Kushina Uzumaki parents. If you want to know watch the episode, it’s the 247th.