Celebrity nicknames

 

Have you ever been a fan of Stacy Ann Ferguson, Joaquin Rafael Bottom or Georgios Panayiotou? Never heard of them? No wonder – you most probably know these celebrities by their stage names. Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, Joaquin Phoenix and George Michael are stars many of us love – and sometimes it is for obvious reasons why these celebrities once decided to go for a unique nickname. Would you like to learn some more? And, while you're at it, we challenge you to say out some of these real celebrity names loud and fast!

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  • Bruno Mars - Peter Gene Hernandez
  • Shania Twain - Eileen Regina Edwards
  • Stevie Wonder - Steveland Judkins
  • Marilyn Monroe - Norma Jean Mortensen
  • Tea Leoni - Elizabeth Tea Pantaleoni
  • Courtney Love - Love Michelle Harrison
  • Dido - Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
  • Truman Capote - Truman Streckfus Persons
  • Audrey Hepburn - Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston
  • Hulk Hogan - Terry Jean Bollette
  • Olivia Wilde - Olivia Jane Cockburn

Looking at some of their real names, seems that there's no wonder these celebrities opted for a cooler and more memorable moniker. And don't you dare to laugh about Ms.Wilde - as far as we know, she suffered from bullying because of her real name in school way too often.

By the way, have you ever imagined what stage name would you use if you were a celebrity? That might be a great way to come up with a creative nickname – and, to keep it safe in case you really become famous, don't forget to register it!

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