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13 Celebs Who Changed The Name They Were Born With

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Sometimes moms aren’t the best when it comes to picking names to match their superstar children’s personalities. Luckily, these celebs were a little more creative just before they hit it big…

1. Elmer doesn’t have the same ring as Chayanne.

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Mom named him Elmer, but she also inspired him to change his stage name to his nickname. A nickname that she heard on a 70’s telenovela titled “Chayenne.” Without this name swap, would millions of women have fallen in love with this boricua hunk in tight pants, singing “Provócame?”

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