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10 Celebrities Who Actually have Different Names

Most celebrities have different names that they use on the stage; some of these names may be so different from their real name. Some of the reasons that make them change their name are; so that people can easily pronounce, to be unique, so that their name may be simple for the audience among other reasons. Here are some celebrities who use different names on stage

1.Rihanna is a popular singer and an actor from Barbados and she decided to choose her middle name as her stage name when she moved to Unite States. He real names are Robyn Rihanna Fenty

2.Snoopy Dogg got his stage name in various occasions, his mother called him ‘Snoopy’ when he was still young and ‘Dogg’ came from a character from a famous cartoon film. His real name however is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.

3.Neta Lee Hershlag or famously known as Natalie Portman is a popular actress and she chose Portman which was the maiden name of her Jewish Russian grandmother as her stage name

4.Onika Tanya Maraj or Nicki Minaj is a famous rapper and the CEO of the Brooklyn music label called Dirty Money Entertainment changed her name to something short and simpler for her stage name

5.Nina Dobrev or Elena from the famous TV series (The Vampire Diaries), her real name is Nikolina Konstantinova Dobrev. Nina Dobrev is a Canadian version of a Bulgarian name

6.Michael John Douglas uses Michael Keaton as his stage name because he had the same name as an already popular actor while he was young. This is the reason he decided to change his name

7.Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson popularly known as Katy Perry and she also had a good reason for taking an alias. She did not want people to confuse her with Kate Hudson

8.Jamie Fox is a popular movie actor and his real name is Eric Marlon Bishop, just like most celebrities, he need a catchy alias for his stand up shows so he took the name of a famous comedian Redd Foxx.

9.Jennifer Linn Anastassakis or Jennifer Aniston shortened her last name because most people could not pronounce it well. Her entire family shortened their last name so that Americans could pronounce 

10.Bruno Mars real name is Peter Gene Hernandes, he was a little plump when he was young and his dad called him ‘little Peter Bruno’ like the famous wrestler, Bruno Sammartino. He lost weight and everyone would tell him that he looked like he was from another planet and he could reply them ‘yes, am from mars’ that is how he came up with his stage name

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