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Dec. 15 2016, Updated 4:51 p.m. ET

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Talk about an identity crisis! These celebrities decided to part ways with the names their parents gave to them — and we do not blame them! Click through the gallery and discover some of the surprising original names of these renowned celebs!

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2013 DVF Awards

2013 DVF Awards

Olivia Wilde's real name is actually Olivia Jane Cockburn.

Rodarte - Front Row - Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Rodarte – Front Row – Spring 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Dakota Fanning's real name is actually Hannah.

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Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIII - Red Carpet

Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XIII – Red Carpet

Miley Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus, but gained the nickname during her childhood that would become her stage name.

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The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Arrivals

Mark Vincent must have thought that Vin Diesel was a more action star name.

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The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Arrivals

Did Alicia think that the Keys to success would be more easily attained by changing her name from Alicia Augello Cook?

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Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of Sony Pictures Classics'

Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of Sony Pictures Classics’ “To Rome With Love” – Red Carpet

Woody Allen's real name is Allen Konigsberg.

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Celebrities Visit

Celebrities Visit “Late Show With David Letterman” – February 9, 2012

Nicolas Cage changed his name from Nicolas Kim Coppola early on his career, because he wanted to gain fame on his own and not because he was part of the famous family.

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The Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards 2011 - Arrivals

The Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards 2011 – Arrivals

Rocker Alice Cooper was born with a boys name: Vincent Damon Furnier.

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69th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

69th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals

Child star Jodie Foster was born with the moniker Alicia Christian Foster.

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2012 Made In NY Awards

2012 Made In NY Awards

Who names their daughter Whoopi? Not Goldberg's family, who are actually the Johnson's and named their baby Caryn.

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Antonio Banderas, Julianne Hough, Kenny Wormald & Elena Anaya Visit SiriusXM

Antonio Banderas, Julianne Hough, Kenny Wormald & Elena Anaya Visit SiriusXM

The Hogan family attribute their last name to creativity, because the Hulk was born Terry Jean Bollette.

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HRTS Presents The

HRTS Presents The “Unscripted Hitmakers” Newsmaker Luncheon

Who knew Larry King's real name was Lawrence Harvey Zeigler?

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Premiere Of Lionsgate Films'

Premiere Of Lionsgate Films’ “The Expendables 2” – Red Carpet

Action star Chuck Norris's real name is Carlos Ray.

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WE tv's

WE tv’s “Family Affair” 2012 Winter TCA Event

Joan Rivers changed her name from Joan Sandra Molinskybefore she became a personality.

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23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented By Ketel One And Wells Fargo - Backstage

23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented By Ketel One And Wells Fargo – Backstage

Amanda Lee Rogers must have thought that Portia De Rossi was more memorable a moniker.

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FOX's

FOX’s “American Idol” Season 11 – Top 13 To 12 Live Elimination Show

Ever wonder why Steven Tyler's daughter Chelsea has the last name Tallarico? Because the Aerosmith rockstar was actually born Steven Victor Tallarico.

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“The Master” Premiere – Arrivals – 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Joaquin Phoenix was born with a much more normal name: Joaquin Rafael Bottom.

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The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Arrivals

Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

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“Trapped In The Closet” New York Screening

Robert Syvester Kelly doesn't ring a bell, but R. Kelly does!

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