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Why do people in the entertainment industry change their names?
Posted 1/19/09
lol i would name myself America haha yea rite
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Posted 1/19/09
A great many people, especially actors and musicians, have given names that somebody else in the field is already using, and are required to change their professional names to avoid confusion (or because the union they belong to requires it -- first come, first served).

One famous example is David Jones, who as a young singer in Britain had a name conflict with Davy Jones of the Monkees and thus had to choose another name for the stage. He ended up basing it on a type of hunting knife and David Bowie was born -- and as they say, the rest is history.
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Posted 1/19/09
To be more appealing to their audience.
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Posted 1/19/09
There are many who have "stage names" maybe because they want another "face" another personality
like a double life
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Posted 1/19/09
they choice some thing kachy
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Posted 1/19/09

mariia wrote:

There are many who have "stage names" maybe because they want another "face" another personality
like a double life


I don't know about a double life, but there's something to be said for being able to go to the supermarket in relative peace without being mobbed.
Posted 1/19/09
Erase their past life ?
Posted 1/19/09
To keep their personal lives private
Because they have to have a more attractive name
Or they just don't like their real name

It's just their stage name, they don't change it.
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Posted 1/19/09
Oi, not to mention their becoming idols, can't be complete without a name to suit who you project to be.

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Posted 1/19/09
Makes it much more marketable than just a regular name that you can't remember.
Posted 1/19/09
Catchy!
Posted 1/19/09
to protect theirselves?
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Posted 1/19/09
They have to become an Idol. They have to have an attractive, catchy name. Everything about them has to ooze superiority to the general public.
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23 / M / Shah Alam, Selangor
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Posted 1/20/09
like suhaiza suhaimi (changed to Memey Suhaiza), the people in the entertainment industry change their names because they want his/her name to be unique...
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Posted 1/20/09

s31r31 wrote:

1. because they hate their given name.

2. They or the production wants a more appealing name.


Agreed /\
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