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Dove Cameron's real name is actually Chloe Celeste Hosterman. Dove is actually her stage name she took from a nickname given to her by her father. She revealed the heartbreaking meaning behind her name on Twitter after a fan asked about why she decided to change it and she said, "My father always called me dove. he took his own life when i was 15, i didn't get to say goodbye, so i changed it in honor of him." Aaaaaand, now we're crying.
Sasha Obama’s real name is actually Natasha. Where were you when you discovered that the youngest Obama’s real name was not actually Sasha? YEAH, WE KNOW! We’ve been living a lie for the past 8 years. Sasha is a common nickname for Natasha (apparently) and despite being noted on her Wikipedia profile for the past God knows how long, everyone on Twitter is only just discovering the truth. Mind blown, honestly.
Bella Thorne's real name is actually Annabella Thorne. Alright, so it's still technically 'Bella' but we bet you had no idea Bella was just her nickname. The more you know...
Shay Mitchell's real name is actually Shannon Mitchell. Shay recently disclosed why she goes by 'Shay' and it's all thanks to a high-school nickname that kinda stuck. She used to be called Shay-Lo after Jennifer Lopez but the 'Lo' got dropped in conversation. She started using it for auditions and the unusual moniker ended up scoring her more time in the room.
Bruno Mars' real name is actually Peter Gene Hernandez. WHAT?! Baby Peter (lol) got given the nickname Bruno by his father when he was two because he apparently bore striking resemblance to a famous wrestler called Bruno and he added Mars to his name because a lot of girls would tell him that he was 'out of this world...' Thank god to be honest because we can't imagine anyone called Peter Hernandez serenading us with 'Versace On The Floor'.
Nina Dobrev's real name is actually Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva. Like a lot of actresses with names that reflect their original heritage, Nina Dobrev shortened her full name to a more Americanised version when she started acting in Hollywood.
Jason Derulo's real name is actually Jason Desrouleaux. Actually, Jason has the EXACT same name but the original spelling is the most bougie spelling of all time. Jason's parents are both Haitian and his surname is of French origin, hence the traditional spelling.
Emma Stone's real name is actually Emily Stone. Ok, so it's not THAT much different from her name but the meaning behind it is absolutely iconic. After discovering that her name was already being used in SAG by another actress, Emma had to change her name. So what did she do? Emily Stone changed her name to 'Emma' because she was obsessed with Emma Bunton from the Spice Girls when she was younger. No joke.
Kevin Jonas' real name is actually Paul Kevin Jonas II. Nick, Joe and Kev- PAUL?! Yep, the first born Jonas was actually name after his father at birth and has been going by his middle name ever since. We don't know about you but suddenly our childhoods seem like one massive lie?
Lucy Hale's real name is actually Karen Lucille Hale. So you're telling me that Lucy's actual name is Karen? KAREN?! Mind blown.
Avicii's real name is actually Tim Bergling. Imagine one of the world's biggest and most successful DJs being called Tim. F*cking Tim. That's amazing. Adam Wiles could never.
Camila Cabello's real name is actually Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao. Camila was born in Cuba and grew up between there and Mexico until she moved to Florida at the age of 5. Camila used to go by the name of Karla back when she was in school but auditioned for the X Factor with the name Camila.
Alessia Cara's real name is actually Alessia Caracciolo. Alessia is of Italian descent; her father was born in Canada to Italian parents and her mother is an Italian immigrant. Her stage name isn't actually her middle name as many would assume, it's actually just a shortened version of her real surname.
Halsey's real name is actually Ashley Nicolette Frangipane. Halsey is an anagram of Ashley but you already knew that...
Pitbull's real name is actually Armando Christian Perez. Ok, we refuse to believe that. He was born with the name Mr Worldwide (Dale) and everyone knows it.
Olivia Wilde's real name is actually Olivia Cockburn. Lol. We'd change it too, tbh. Olivia reportedly changed her surname after playing Gwendoline in Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest at school.
FKA Twigs' real name is actually Tahliah Debrett Barnett. Of course her real name wasn't actually first name: FKA, surname: Twigz. Duhhhh.
Zayn Malik's real name is actually Zain Malik. Zayn changed the spelling of his name for his big glo-up on The X Factor because he thought changing the 'i' to a 'y' was cooler.
Troye Sivan's real name is actually Troye Sivan Mellet. Sivan is his middle name, lads. Shook! Word on the street is that Troye started using his middle name as his surname on YouTube so that he could maintain some sort of anonymity online. As he gained more success on YouTube, the name stuck and now he uses it as his official stage name.