Celebs who aren’t using their real First Name
Stage names are nothing new in show business, but most of the time, they’re at least pretty easy to spot. Whoopi Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Joaquin Phoenix—it won’t come as much of a surprise to learn that the names of these actors are not what is on their birth certificates. The use of pseudonyms is prolific in the world of music, too, where a boring name rarely stays intact and the use of a moniker is pretty much common practice, much more common than you probably realize. Celebrity culture is fueled by perception, and no matter which branch of it you intend to operate in, if you have a name that is unattractive, difficult to pronounce or just plain silly, you’d better be prepared to change it.
From our very good friends over at nickiswift.com