10 Female Celebrities With Fake Names And The Names They Rejected

  
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If you were famous, would you keep your own name or use something different? Would you put a twist on your own name or opt for something completely different? Would you want a name that is classic or wild, unusual or trendy? The stars on this list chose to make up their own monikers when they stepped out into the limelight. Check out these 10 female celebrities who use fake names and the real names they’ve rejected.

10. Miley Cyrus, a.k.a. Destiny Hope Cyrus

We may have been introduced to her first as Hannah Montana, but now everyone knows her as the one and only Miley Cyrus. But before she was the wild child of tongue-sticking-out fame, she was known as little Destiny Hope Cyrus. However, growing up she was all smiles which earned her the nickname “Smiley Miley” and when she was 15, Smiley decided to change her name to Miley permanently and legally.

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9. Katy Perry, a.k.a. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

Katy Perry may not have wandered far from her birth name when she left behind Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, but she felt the change was necessary. Why? Well, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson may not ring any bells, but how about Kate Hudson? Yup, Katy Perry’s everyday name was already being used by a celebrity (ya know, Kate Hudson the famous actress and member of one of Hollywood’s favorite families), so she decided on Katy Perry (Perry being her mother’s maiden name) to make her own mark in the biz. And let’s all be thankful that she went with Katy Perry, because without that name the world would never have been gifted with Kitty Purry.

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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