Frank Ocean, Miley Cyrus, Reese Witherspoon

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If some stars' names sound too good to be true, that's because they are.

Believe it or not, a lot of celebs change their names when they enter the entertainment industry. Whether it's because fans have a crazy hard time pronouncing them, or there's a childhood nickname that just stuck over the years, plenty famous faces switch up their monikers. 

Some stars, like Miley Cyrus and Frank Ocean, have even made it official by legally changing the name on their birth certificate. The way Frank Ocean sees it, "None of us are our names. If you don't like your name then change your name."

And it seems like a lot of other singers and actors agree with him. 

To find out which stars actually have a stage name, check out the gallery below!

Cardi B, Z100 Jingle Ball 2018

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ESC: Gigi Hadid, CFDA 2018

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Vin Diesel

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Meghan Markle, Green

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Miley Cyrus, 2019 Grammys, 2019 Grammy Awards, Red Carpet Fashions

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Bruno Mars

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Lady Gaga

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Reese Witherspoon, A Wrinkle in Time

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LACMA: Art and Film Gala, Lana Del Rey


Frank Ocean, Grammys

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Tina Fey, 2018 Emmys, 2018 Emmy Awards, Red Carpet Fashions

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Snoop Dogg, MTV Movie Awards

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ESC: Lorde, 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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Ricky Martin

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Iggy Azalea, MTV VMA's 2014

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Calvin Harris, Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2018

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Jennifer Aniston

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Alicia Keys, GRAMMYS 2014

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Tom Cruise

Natalie Portman

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Portia de Rossi Oscars

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Sir Elton John, Emmy Awards, 2013, Audience

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Nicole Richie, TCA

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Bono, Oscars Nominees Luncheon

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Carmen Electra

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Jamie Foxx

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Demi Moore, DVF Journey of a Dress

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Marilyn Manson

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Tiger Woods

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Who else feels like changing their name now?

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