What is in a name? So much for these stars.
Because if you’ve ever wondered how their monikers sound too good to be true because, well, they are. In fact, many of your favorite celebrities changed their names before skyrocketing to superstardom. Why? Well, for some, his fans had a hard time remembering his name. And, for others, it’s simply a childhood nickname they didn’t want to shake. (yes, we’re looking at you Miley Cyruswho legally changed her name to Destiny Hope Cyrus in 2008.
But regardless of the reason, plenty of famous faces have decided to reinvent themselves.
For Frank Ocean (born: Christopher Edwin Breaux), changing his name was “definitely the most empowering thing I did in 2010,” he admitted. “It felt great. None of us are our names. If you don’t like your name, change your name… I’ll be boarding planes as Christopher Francis Ocean.”