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What’s in a Name? Anonymity for Some, Success for Others – Dave’s Diary

Shhhhh–here’s a secret.  Most music D.J. don’t use their real names.  It allows them to hide from all their fans!  Or so they tell me.

Those of us in news talk radio go by our real names–afterall we pursue the truth!   Lots of celebrities have changed their names for one reason or another…check out these people…would they still hold star status if they used their real names?

  1. Martin Sheen real name (Ramon Estevez)
  2. Lady Gaga real name (Stefani Germanotta)
  3. Triple H real name (Paul Michael Levesque)
  4. Meat Loaf real name (Marvin Lee Aday)
  5. Nate Dogg real name (Nathaniel Hale)
  6. Charlie Sheen real name (Carlos Estevez)
  7. Pink real name (Alecia Moore)
  8. Nicki Minaj real name (Onika Tanya Maraj)
  9. Judy Garland real name (Frances Ethel Gumm)
  10. Flo Rida real name (Tramar Dillard)
  11. Miley Cyrus birth name (Destiny Hope Cyrus)
  12. Katy Perry real name (Katheryn Hudson)
  13. Eminem real name (Marshall Mathers)
  14. Snoop Dogg real name (Calvin Broadus)
  15. John Wayne real name (Marion Morrison)
  16. Fergie real name (Stacy Ann Ferguson)
  17. Gene Simmons real name (Chaim Witz)
  18. Wiz Khalifa real name (Cameron Thomaz)
  19. Mark Twain real name (Samuel Clemens)
  20. Dr. Seuss real name (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

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