13 Celebrities Whose Decision To Change Their Name Was Probably Wise
Some of us are stuck with boring, or embarrassing, surnames that we don’t particularly like. Others of us resent our parents for our god awful first name. And then there are some people who have two seemingly normal names, but when they’re put together sound like something else entirely… ‘Wayne Kerr’, anybody? Celebrities, however, always seem to have glamorous sounding names that roll off the tongue and communicate ‘star power’. Why is that? Oh yeah, because they sensibly upgraded from the ones they were given at birth! Just like the 13 celebs listed below! Take a look!
Lana Del Rey is actually Elizabeth Woodridge Grant!
Nina Dobrev’s full name is Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva.
Snoop Dogg’s real name is, wait for it… Calvin Cordozar Broadus!
Jack Black is Thomas Jacob Black!
Macklemore’s real name is Ben Haggerty.
Louis C.K is really Louis Szekely… a tricky one to pronoune!
Andrew Lincoln’s birth name is Andrew John Clutterbuck.
Of course, Lady Gaga isn’t her real name. It’s Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta!
Miley Cyrus was christened Destiny Hope Cyrus!
Vin Diesel’s real moniker is the rather more boring Mark Sinclair!