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Daily Quick Break: April 2, 2008: Celebrity Original Names: Famous people’s names before they were changed

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Here are the original names of celebrities and famous people who changed their name.

Here are the original names of celebs and other famous people. Most changed their name to make a more “user friendly” name for people to remember. Many were foreign names changed to sound more American. Others just wanted a more memorable hook. Here is a list, in alphabetical order, of the original, first names of celebrities who changed their name.

(If you know of some that I missed, please feel free to email me at mail @ innocentenglish.com)

Alan Alda – Alphonso D’Abruzzo

Albert Brooks – Albert Lawrence Einstein

Alice Cooper – Vincent Damon Furnier

Alicia Keys – Alicia Augello Cook

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Daily Quick Break: March 17, 2008: Top 20 Most Unusual and Strange Celebrity Baby Names

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What is it about celebrities that leads so many of them to come up with such strange and indulgent- I mean such wonderfully creative- baby names?Our culture looks up to celebrities- even kinda- what’s the word- celebrates them. When millions of people believe you are special, you probably start to believe it to. And so naturally believe your children will be extra unique as well- and so deserve a name just as unique as they are…

Anyway, whatever the reasons, there’s no shortage of strange baby names of celebs and famous people. So it wasn’t easy to narrow the list down to the top 20. But here it is.

Top 20 Most Unusual Celebrity Baby Names

1. Audio Science. Parent: Shannyn Sossamon

2. Blue Angel. Parent: The Edge (from U2)

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Daily Quick Break: January 21, 2008: Celebrity Names: The Original Names of Famous People & Celebs Who Have Changed Their Name

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Here are the original names of celebs and other famous people. Most changed their name to make a more “user friendly” name for people to remember. Many were foreign names changed to sound more American. Others just wanted a more memorable hook… here is a list of the original, first names of celebrities who have changed their name:
 
 
Alan Alda – Alphonso D’Abruzzo
Albert Brooks – Albert Lawrence Einstein
Alice Cooper – Vincent Damon Furnier
Alicia Keys – Alicia Augello Cook
Andr̩ 3000 РAndr̩ Benjamin
Anne Bancroft – Anna Maria Italiano
Ashok Kumar – Kumudlal Kanjilal Ganguly
abyface – Kenneth Edmonds
Barry Manilow – Barry Alan Pincus
Bela Lugosi – Be’la Ferenc Dezso Blasko
Big Boi РAntwan Andr̩ Patton
Billie Holiday – Eleanora Fagan
Billy Idol – William Michael Albert Broad
Billy Ocean – Leslie Charles
Bo Diddley – Elias Bates
Bob Dylan – Robert Zimmerman
Bob Hope – Leslie Townes Hope
Bobby Darin – Walden Robert Cassotto
Bonnie Tyler – Gaynor Hopkins
Bono – Paul Hewson
Boris Karloff – William Henry Pratt
Boy George – George Alan O’Dowd
Buddy Holly – Charles Hardin Holley

To read the rest, go to: Celebrity Names: The Original Names of Famous People & Celebs Who Have Changed Their Name

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