Jade Thirlwall would drop her last name when she launched her solo career.

The Little Mix star is said to be planning to follow in the footsteps of Girls Aloud star Cheryl through Jade.

An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Jade is doing everything to make sure her solo career takes off.

“After discussions with bosses, she decided that a mini-redesign was the way to go and that she would drop her surname to simply be known as ‘Jade’ in the future.

“It worked for Cheryl, so they see no reason why it wouldn’t work for Jade.”

The source also suggested that it is likely that Jade will launch her career this summer, although nothing is concrete yet.

They added: “There are no plans set in stone yet, but a summer launch for his career seems more than likely.

“It goes without saying that she’s incredibly loyal to the girls, but they’re all looking to the future and life after the band and are now working on their own projects.”

It was recently revealed that Jade, 29, has signed with Harry Styles management.

The star has signed a deal with Full Stop Management – which is also home to Lizzo, Mark Ronson and Saweetie – and is set to have huge solo success as the former One Direction star.

Jade has also been in the studio with Jax Jones.

The ‘House Work’ hitmaker said: ‘I was in the studio with Jade and she’s super cool and super talented. She’s also so much fun to be around.

“We wrote something really cool, so hopefully that will come out too.”

Jade recently admitted it would be “very emotional” to wrap up Little Mix’s final tour before their hiatus.

The pop star is feeling “nervous” about returning to the stage for “The Confetti Tour” alongside bandmates Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock this weekend, in what marks the trio’s first tour since LM5: The Tour” in 2019.

Speaking on Charli XCX’s Best Song Ever podcast on BBC Sounds, she confessed: ‘I’m a little nervous. It had been so long since I had been on stage.

“I feel like I’m a little ?.?.?. not out of shape, but we like to throw the kitchen sink. We like a dance routine.

The “Heartbreak Anthem” singer went on to admit that while emotions will be running high when the girls perform the final date at The O2 arena in London on May 14, she accepts that “change has to happen in the life”.

She added: “It’s a strange phase of such a huge phase in my life. I’m sure the last night of the tour will be very emotional.

“Change has to happen in life, you have to embrace it and make those moves.”

Little Mix insisted that their hiatus will not mark a permanent end for the group.