15 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

Posted in Lifestyle on Jan 20th, 2019

Here’s a surprising fact: “Lady Gaga” is not the name with which the “Bad Romance” singer was born. Shocking, isn’t it? Of course not. As long as musicians and actors have entertained their fans, they have done so under a stage name, for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s to hide (or enhance) their ethnic backgrounds (like Martin Sheen, who was born Ramón Gerard Antonio Estévez). Sometimes it’s because their real name is difficult to spell or pronounce (such as Freddie Mercury, which rolls off the tongue much better than Farrokh Bulsara). And sometimes it’s to create a persona to say and do the things they feel they can’t say and do under their own name (like Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta does when she’s performing at halftime of the Super Bowl or acting in a remake of A Star is Born).

15. Travis Scott (born Jacques Berman Webster II)

Some might say that “Jacques” is a more interesting name than “Travis,” but Kylie Jenner’s baby-daddy has said that he chose the name to honor two of his uncles, one named Travis and one named Scott. It’s nice to have role models — especially when you’re affiliated with the Kardashian clan.

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