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Celebrity Aliases: Stars Who Have Changed Their Names For Hollywood

Constantly being in the public’s eyes is quite natural when it comes to being a part of show business. From the paparazzi hounding you to the media scrutinizing your every move,  many aspects of one’s life become public after becoming famous. There is always an ongoing question regarding celebrities: “did they or did they not ?” and this question could be about anything and everything. However, the only thing that remains to be some sort of a mystery is celebrities’ names; the names that we call them, are they their birth names, or did they change them after fame? While this is something that most media moguls choose not to speak up about, we have listed down a few that have talked about changing their names. Keep reading to find out the real names of these celebs!

Calvin Harris

The real name of the DJ Calvin Harris is Adam Richard Wiles. DJ started his career at the age of 22, and the reason that he changed his name was that he thought it would be beneficial for his career. According to him, Calvin Harris was a name that sounded the most racially ambiguous, which is why he went through with it. Even though “Adam” seems to be thriving with the name Calvin Harris, he is still not the biggest fan of it and prefers that his friends and family still call him Adam. 

David Bartus/Pexels | Calvin Began his music career when he was 22 and decided to change his name for better luck at fame

Dove Cameron

The name given to Dove at birth by her parents was Chloe Celeste Hosterman. However, the Disney star picked a new name for herself at the age of 15 when her father passed away. She decided to legally change her name to Dove Cameron, and the reason behind choosing this name was that her father had given her this nickname.

Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas/Pexels | Dove changed her name as a way to remember her father.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe’s birth name was Norma Jean Baker. When the iconic star married James Dogherty, her name changed to Norma Jean Dougherty. It wasn’t until 1956 that Marilyn legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. Even though the public had been referring to her as Monroe for a decade before the change. 

Vin Diesel 

Vin Diesel is one of the few celebrities that changed their name before all the fame. His birth name was Mark Sinclair. But, at the age of 17, the superstar decidedly changed his name after becoming a bouncer in NYC. A reporter tells us that he opted for the name Vin because it was a short form of his stepfather’s name Irving H. Vincent. He picked his last name through an inside joke that he had with his friends.

Lukas Kloeppel/Pexels | Diesel moved to NYC at the age of 17 and decided to pick a new name even before the fame

Lukas Kloeppel/Pexels | Diesel moved to NYC at the age of 17 and decided to pick a new name even before the fame

Miley Cyrus

She was called “Smiley Miley” by everyone in her childhood, even though her birth name was Destiny Hope Cyrus. So, at the age of only 16, the star of Hannah Montana legally switched her name to Miley Cyrus.

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