Fergie and 8 Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names
Most of us know Black Eyed Peas singer Stacy Ann Ferguson as simply "Fergie." This week, she made it official by filing papers to have her name legally changed to Fergie Duhamel (taking husband Josh Duhamel's last name).
And she isn't the only cebleb not satisfied with her birth name. Do you know who Alecia Beth Moore or Caryn Elaine Johnson is?
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Find out which stars traded their real names in for something a bit more billboard-friendly. Here are some names you’re sure to remember:
Born as Calvin Broadus Jr, this rapper originally got his nickname from his mother because she thought that he looked like the character in the Peanuts cartoon. He originally called himself “Snoop Doggy Dogg”, then later shortened it to “Snoop Dogg.” Now, it has changed to “Snoop Lion.”
Metta World Peace
Born as Ronald William Artest in Queens, New York, this basketball player legally changed his name to “Metta World Peace” in 2011.
Born as Sean Combs in Harlem, New York, this rapper has taken on a number of nicknames including: “Puff Daddy,” “Puffy” “P. Diddy,” and “Diddy."
Born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, this popstar is best known by the stage name “Lady Gaga.”
Pop star Pink’s real name is Alecia Beth Moore.
Mr. T was born as Laurence Tureaud in Chicago, Illinois.
This actress was born as Demetria Gene Guynes.
She was born Caryn Elaine Johnson, but is known to the world as Whoopi Goldberg. When asked how she received her distinctive nickname, Whoopi replied, “I’m a farter.”
Curtis James Jackson III took his stage name as a metaphor for change.