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16 Stars That Described Their Name | NEWSRUX


Whoopi Goldberg’s actual name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.

In 2006, she informed the New york city Times, “When you’re carrying out on phase, you never ever truly have time to enter into the shower room as well as shut the door. So, if you obtain a little gassy, you’ve reached allow it go. So, individuals utilized to state to me, ‘You’re like a whoopee padding.’ Which’s where the name originated from.”


Shay Mitchell’s actual name is Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell.

Throughout a 2017 Facebook Live occasion, the star claimed, “I enjoy J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez. As well as when I remained in senior high school, individuals would certainly resemble, ‘Shay-Lo,’ and afterwards Shay kinda stuck. We went down Lo, due to the fact that nobody can be J.Lo.”


Jamie Foxx’s actual name is Eric Marlon Diocesan.

On an episode of the Late Program with David Letterman, the star claimed the reason that he transformed his name was because of stand-up funny. “I observed it would certainly be, like, 1,000 men appear as well as just 3 women, yet the 3 women would certainly constantly obtain an area, as well as they would certainly pick from the checklist. So, I mosted likely to the checklist as well as listed unisex names. Stacey Environment-friendly. Tracey Brown. Jamie Foxx.”


Emma Rock’s actual name is Emily Jean Rock.

Throughout a 2017 meeting with W Publication, she claimed, “My actual name is Emily. Yet it was taken at droop. … I had the choice of Emily J. Rock, as well as it’s type of like Michael J. Fox, which I enjoy Michael J. Fox, yet I do not assume I might manage the J. … To ask a 16-year-old to select a brand-new name is truly an intriguing procedure, due to the fact that I resembled, ‘I’m mosting likely to be Riley. My name is mosting likely to be Riley Rock.'”

On an episode of The Tonight Program Starring Jimmy Fallon, she disclosed that she really intended to be called Emma as a child. “Maturing, I was incredibly blonde, as well as my actual name is Emily, yet I intended to be called Emma as a result of Child Seasoning. As well as presume what? Currently, I am.”


Bruno Mars’ actual name is Peter Genetics Hernandez.

Throughout a 2013 meeting with Rap-Up, the vocalist claimed, “Bruno desires Bruno Sammartino, that was this large, fat wrestler. I presume I was this beefy little infant, so my papa utilized to call me that as a label.”

In 2013, the star informed GQ that the songs market attempted to box him in as a result of his surname. “‘Your surname’s Hernandez,'” he remembered individuals informing him. “‘Possibly you ought to do this Latin songs, this Spanish songs. … Enrique’s so warm today.'” He wound up choosing the name Mars as well as avoided the problem. “Mars simply type of came [from] joking about since that seems larger than life. That was it, easy as that,” he informed Latina Publication.


Lana Del Rey’s actual name is Elizabeth Woolridge Give.

Throughout a 2012 meeting with MTV, she claimed, “I recognized that I desired a name that seemed type of unique as well as advised me of the beachfront on the Floridian shore. ‘Lana Del Rey’ seemed attractive.”


Awkwafina’s actual name is Nora Lum.

In 2017, the star informed Galore, “I simply truly assumed it was amusing when individuals attempt to subtilize items like Neutrogena. Since I simply picture a person resting there, thinking of all these strange names, particularly the water names. Yet anyways, I simply thought of it when I was 16 as well as assumed it was truly amusing. And after that, I at some point embraced it.”

“My rap name was simply Aquafina, yet after that I assume when we were producing the video clip, the individual that made the video clip…he resembled, ‘Well, we ought to alter the punctuation so you do not obtain taken legal action against,'” she remembered. “So, he meant it so added. He meant it in one of the most added means ever before. So, I resembled, ‘I seem like individuals aren’t mosting likely to comprehend this,’ as well as he resembled, ‘Yeah, yet I seem like it would certainly be distinct, so after that individuals [will] look it up.’ Yet after that, nobody recognizes exactly how to mean it. So, you understand, it returned to attack me in the butt.”


KJ Apa’s actual name is Keneti James Apa.

In 2015, the star showed up on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! After Jimmy asked what KJ represents, the star claimed, “KJ is brief for Keneti James, which is a Samoan name. I’m called after my daddy.”


Alicia Keys’ actual name is Alicia Augello Chef.

In 2007, the vocalist informed Newsweek, “I obtained so determined I experienced the thesaurus for something that captures my eye. I reach the W’s, as well as I select Wild. ‘Alicia Wild, exactly how does that noise, Ma?’ She claimed, ‘It seems like you’re a pole dancer.’ Yet I suched as Keys. It resembles the piano tricks. As well as it can open up many doors.”


Nicolas Cage’s actual name is Nicolas Kim Coppola.

Throughout a Wired meeting previously this year, the star claimed he transformed his name as a result of his link to his uncle, supervisor Francis Ford Coppola. “I transformed my name due to the fact that I was doing a little flick called Rapid Times at Ridgemont High, as well as I was still Nicolas Coppola. Individuals would certainly not quit claiming points like, ‘I enjoy the scent of Nicolas in the early morning’ as a result of Armageddon Currently, Robert Duvall claiming, ‘I enjoy the scent of napalm in the early morning.’ As well as it made it difficult to function. I chose I do not require this, so I transformed it to Cage.”


Sir Elton John was birthed Reginald Kenneth Dwight yet legitimately transformed his name to Elton Hercules John.

Throughout a 1987 meeting, he apparently claimed, “When I came to be Elton John, it resembled a brand-new lease on life. I didn’t particularly like being Reg Dwight. It had too many unhappy memories.”


John Legend’s real name is John Roger Stephens.

In 2008, the singer told MTV News, “John Legend is a nickname that some friends started calling me, and it kind of grew into my stage name. Legend is something that I never would have chosen for myself originally. It grew to the point where more people in my circle would know me by that name than by my real name. I had to make a decision.”


Halsey’s real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane.

In 2020, the singer told Cosmopolitan, “I think I had the foresight to know that being me wasn’t enough. I had to become somebody completely different. At the time, I felt that Ashley didn’t deserve to be famous and successful because she wasn’t that special, but if I made Halsey, maybe she could be. [Changing my name] gave me the opportunity to create a new persona that wasn’t bound by the expectations I had for myself or the limitations that others placed on me because of my upbringing or my socioeconomic situation.”


Jo Koy’s real name is Joseph Glenn Herbert.

During the Netflix special In His Elements, the comedian shared that people would laugh at his name when he did stand-up early in his career. He was mulling over different options when his aunt called him over to eat with her nickname for him: Jo Koy. For over 30 years, he’s used that as his stage name.

“I go, ‘Then what do you call me?’ She goes, ‘I call you Jo ko. That is your nickname. Jo ko.’ And for all of you at home who don’t know what that means: In Tagalog, ko means my. My nickname is my Jo. Jo ko. How fucking sweet is that?”


Frank Ocean was born Christopher Edwin Breaux but legally changed his name to Christopher Francis Ocean.

In 2011, the singer told Complex, “I changed my name on my birthday last year. It was the most empowering shit I did in 2010, for sure. I went on LegalZoom and changed my fucking name. It just felt cool. None of us are our names. If you don’t like your name, then change your name. I’m only a few steps into the process, so I probably shouldn’t even be talking about this, but by the beginning of summer, I’ll be straight. I’ll be boarding planes as Christopher Francis Ocean.”


And finally, Mindy Kaling’s real name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam.

In 2020, she told NHPR, “I shortened my name because emcees for these comedy shows would have trouble pronouncing it, and then, they’d make a joke about my last name. My real name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam, and it’s a South Indian name, and it’s a long name. As a performer, these comedians would just butcher it, and then be like, ‘I don’t know what it is! Just this girl, Mindy.'”

“When you do comedy…these are all comedians who changed their names, and I felt it was the easiest thing for me to do, and ultimately, it was really beneficial to do it. It was something that I had a lot of mixed feelings about. But my parents really did not mind. I talked to them about it. And then, I ended up shortening it. It’s bittersweet, but I have to say, it was such a help to my career to have a name that individuals could pronounce.”

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