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It’s next to impossible to imagine most A-listers with different names. What if an icon like Madonna wasn’t really Madonna? What if she were, say, Belinda McDonald instead? Nah, it wouldn’t work… and obviously these 14 celebs felt the same way about their birth names.
Who are these familiar stars, and how do their stage names differ from the ones that were originally intended for them? Read on to find out!
1. Brad Pitt
Could you imagine if the one and only Brad Pitt had a different moniker? The Fury and By the Sea actor’s first name is actually William – so you’ll have to change your dream name to Mrs. William Bradley Pitt if you want to really be official about it.