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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 13: Judge Ashton Kutcher participates onstage during Nashville Creator Awards hosted by WeWork at Marathon Music Works on September 13, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for the WeWork Creator Awards)

Now that Thandiwe Newton has reclaimed her name, it’s time to look at other celebrities whose names aren’t widely known. We’re not sure if they’ll reclaim their original monikers, but it’s nice to know them just in case…

  • Ashton Kutcher – Christopher Kutcher: Ashton is his middle name.
  • Demi Moore – Demetria Gene Guynes: She shortened her first name and took the last name of her first husband, Freddy Moore.
  • Mila Kunis – Milena Markovna Kunis: She shortened her first name when she started booking gigs as a young actress.
  • Lady Gaga – Stephanie Joanne Angelina Germanotta: She once told Rolling Stone, “I’ve always been Gaga. I suppressed all those eccentricities about myself so I could fit in. Once I was free, I was able to be myself.”
  • Jamie Foxx – Eric Marlon Bishop: The comedian started using androgynous names – like Stacy Brown, Traci Green, and Jamie Foxx – so he could get stage time. At the time, there were very few female comedians who signed up to perform at open mics.
  • Travis Scott – Jacques Berman Webster the Second
  • Cardi B – Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar
  • Calvin Harris – Adam Richard Wiles
  • Vin Diesel – Mark Sinclair
  • Jack Black – Thomas Jacob Black
  • Charlie Sheen – Carlos Irwin Estéve
  • Julianne Moore – Julie Anne Smith
  • Jay-Z – Shawn Corey Carter
  • Reese Witherspoon – Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
  • Katy Perry – Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
  • Meg Ryan – Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra
  • Tina Fey – Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
  • Olivia Wilde – Olivia Jane Cockburn
  • Whoopi Goldberg – Caryn Elaine Johnson
  • Carmen Electra – Tara Leigh Patrick
  • Miley Cyrus – Destiny Hope Cyrus
  • Nina Dobrev – Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva
  • Shania Twain – Eilleen Regina Edwards
  • Natalie Portman – Natalie Hershlag
  • Helen Mirren – Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov
  • Nicki Minaj – Onika Tanya Maraj
  • Iggy Azalea – Amethyst Amelia Kelly
  • Snoop Dogg – Calvin Cordozar Broadus
  • Queen Latifah – Dana Elaine Owens

Source: Us Weekly