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

Believe it or not, a lot of celebs change their names when they enter the entertainment industry. Whether it be because it is crazy hard to pronounce, or because of a childhood nickname, plenty of stars choose to change things up. Some stars, like Miley Cyrus and Frank Ocean, make it official by legally changing the name on their birth certificate. 

The way Frank Ocean sees it is, "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 since they also took the same step that he did. 

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

Frank Ocean, Grammys

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ESC: Lorde, 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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Bruno Mars

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LACMA: Art and Film Gala, Lana Del Rey


ESC: Gigi Hadid, CFDA 2018

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Calvin Harris, Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2018

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Cardi B, Z100 Jingle Ball 2018

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

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

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Reese Witherspoon, A Wrinkle in Time

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Iggy Azalea, MTV VMA's 2014

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Jennifer Aniston

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Alicia Keys, GRAMMYS 2014

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Tom Cruise

Jamie Foxx

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Lady Gaga

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Natalie Portman

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Lil Wayne

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Nicole Richie, TCA

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Portia de Rossi Oscars

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Snoop Dogg, MTV Movie Awards

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Marilyn Manson

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Demi Moore, DVF Journey of a Dress

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Bono, Oscars Nominees Luncheon

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Ricky Martin

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Tiger Woods

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Sir Elton John, Emmy Awards, 2013, Audience

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Carmen Electra

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Vin Diesel

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Who else feels like changing their name now?

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