"That's not my name. That's not my name." —the Ting Tings and the following 42 stars, who, for whatever reason, decided to adopt 42 different pseudonyms.
In a previous life, she was known as Stacy Ann Ferguson. Then she did the duchess thing.
Goes by his middle name (from Christopher Ashton Kutcher).
It's "Kelendria Trene Rowland."
Much sexier than Tara Leigh Patrick, TBH. (Props to the belated Prince for coming up with the new version.)
Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva has a certain ring to it, no?
It takes balls to go from John Roger Stephens to "Legend," but he did it.
One name is *always* better than three, even if it's "Alecia Beth Moore."
Born Blake Ellender Brown, she adopted her mom's last name when she started acting. <3
Some of her squad members/friends still call her Ella (Yelich-O'Connor).
Meanwhile, though they're no more, ex-fiancé Taylor Kinney definitely called her by her given name Stefani (Joanne Angelina Germanotta).
To quote a fellow editor: "My fave different name is Reese Witherspoon, because her name is Laura. And it's like, you look way more like a Laura, TBH." (Reese is her second middle name.)
You know about the Fenty part. But did you know her real first name's Robyn?
Because "Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis" wouldn't fit on a marquee/anything, really.
It's actually Patricia.
Lana Del Rey
Elizabeth Grant would not get summertime sadness. Lana Del Rey freaking *invented* summertime sadness.
She legally changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus from "Destiny Hope."
Last name Litwack, first name still Kat (from Katherine).
Another one who legally changed his name—from Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz—to what he goes by on stage.
You know this one: Shawn Corey Carter.
And probably this one, from that GIF of young Aubrey Graham dancing in a tiny vest.
Before they were kaput/sworn enemies, Taylor Swift called him by his real name: Adam Richard Wiles.
Milena Markovna Kunis sounds pretty too.
True story: She changed her name to Emma from Emily Jean because of her obsession with the Spice Girls, particularly Baby Spice/Emma Lee Bunton.
Onika Tanya Maraj, which is like an anagram. IS IT AN ANAGRAM?
It's Peter Gene Hernandez. But he'll always be Bruno in our hearts.
Amethyst! Amelia! Kelly!
ICYMI, she's British. Which explains the Clare Woodgate.
Because William Bradley Pitt sounds like the friend of a friend of a Founding Father.
No Norma Jean Mortensen for this one.
Yup—Diane Hall, like Annie Hall.
Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston...yeah.
Similarly, Ilyena Lydia Mironoff.
If we were going by birth names, her Oscar would read "Natalie Hershlag."
Real name: Christopher Catesby Harington. Awwww.
Following the trend of compact, easy-to-pronounce names, hers is Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson.
Once upon a time, Demetria Guynes married singer Freddy Moore and kept his name after the divorce. A true Hollywood fairytale.
Julie Anne stitched her two names together...and emerged an Oscar winner and Tom Ford muse.
"Keys" is maybe a little more apt job-wise than "Alicia Augello Cook."
Karen, but she goes by a shortened version of her middle name–Lucille.
No relation to Oscar Wilde, except in a literary sense. (She dropped Cockburn in honor of the writers in her family.)
Funny how Elizabeth Stamatina Fey went on to play a Liz (Lemon).
Simple: Kate Hudson was already taken.
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