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    Jermaine Jackson wants to change his iconic last name. The older brother of Michael Jackson filed a name change petition in Los Angeles Nov. 6 and asked a court to allow him to go by Jermaine Jacksun. He cited "artistic reasons" as motivation for the switch.
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    It was nice knowing you, Snoop Doggy Dogg. On July 30, 2012, the legendary rapper Snoop Dogg announced that he's changing his name to Snoop Lion. He said he went through a spiritual and artistic awakening while recording a new album in Jamaica in February, and was rechristened Snoop Lion by Rastafarian priests.
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  • Celebrity Name Changers

    Lady Gaga may have made a smart move by shortening her birth name. The singer was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.
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    Jennifer Aniston was born Jennifer Anastasakis. Her parents, John and Nancy, changed their family name to Aniston on the advice of Jennifer's godfather, actor Telly Savalas.
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    Actress Portia de Rossi changed her name from Amanda Lee Rogers when she was 15 years old.
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    Singer Bono's birth name is Paul Hewson. Bono is a shortened version of Bono Vox, a nickname he had which is cockeyed Latin for "good voice."
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  • Celebrity Name Changers

    Whoopi Goldberg, the actress and host of "The View," was born Caryn Johnson. She says "Whoopi" came from her early career as a comedian. "When you're performing on stage, you never really have time to go into the bathroom and close the door. So if you get a little gassy, you've got to let it go. So people used to say to me, 'You are like a whoopee cushion.' And that's where the name came from," she told the New York Times.
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  • Celebrity Name Changers

    Eric Bishop is the real name of actor-singer Jamie Foxx. He changed his last name in honor of his favorite comedian, Red Foxx, and changed his first name to Jamie because it could be a girl's name as well.
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    Actor Jason Alexander was born Jay Greenspan. He adopted the name Alexander in high school.
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    Miley Cyrus, born Destiny Hope Cyrus, got the name Miley from her father, Billy Ray. He nicknamed her "Smiley Miley" when she was a baby.
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    Actress Winona Ryder's real name is Laura Horowitz.
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  • Celebrity Name Changers

    Woody Allen was born Allen Konigsberg.
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    Actress Demi Moore was born Demetria Guynes. Moore got her real name, Demetria, from a beauty product her mother saw in a magazine, according to People.
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  • Celebrity Name Changers

    Actress Reese Witherspoon was born Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon.
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  • Celebrity Name Changers

    Actor Tom Cruise's real name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.
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    Marc Anthony's birth name is Marco Antonio Muniz.
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