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Would You Change Your Birthname For Fame?
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Posted 9/21/13
In my case, no. I want people to know where I came from and the proud parents who bestowed my name.
It's not for convenience.


Of course, there's always an exception like Pilot Inspektor.


Anways, would you do it? Would you change your name? How it would be?
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I don't think it matters, changing your name isn't like you lose your friends and family...
for instance, my mother changed her name when she married my dad but the only thing that actually affected in her real life was the name on her bank statements
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Some people called me Buddy, even though my name is Zack. I like Buddy.

If I could change to Buddy, I'd be Buddy.
Posted 9/21/13 , edited 9/21/13
i don't have any attachment to my name. i don't even care if people mispronounce it. i can never understand why people feel the need to have their name pronounced correctly.
i don't have that sort of attachment to my name.


if i were to get famous, i would use a monosyllable name. something that's easy to remember and say.


and i would tell people upfront that i am gay, instead of marketing myself as a straight person and then only to come out 10 years later. i feel like celebrities who do that are lying to others. that's just how i personally feel.

but i'm not someone who is ambitious for fame, so maybe that's why i don't really care that much about the backlash i'll receive.
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Posted 9/21/13 , edited 9/21/13
Not for fame, but if I really hated my name, then I would change it.
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Posted 9/21/13

GayAsianBoy wrote:



if i were to get famous, i would use a monosyllable name. something that's easy to remember and say.

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Something like Cher.

Or someone that got rid of her lastname like Madonna.
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Posted 9/21/13
Well I do not want fame, changing birth name already done that.
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19 / F / Punville, USA
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Posted 9/21/13
I would make a nickname. I mean my name is hard to spell and pronounce I'd be doing me and anyone who knows my name a favor giving myself a nickname.

My whole name? Then no
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Posted 9/21/13
I would,personally.
I don't think that your name is really what depicts your 'beginnings'. It's simply a word that's used to identify you with.
I think that the way you hold yourself is a much better depiction of where you came from, and what you represent.
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24 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Posted 9/21/13 , edited 9/21/13
No, because I would confuse myself, and my family wouldn't call me by it. I'm willing to have a "work name" and a "civilian name," though.
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I'd use a moniker. It's easy to go with an alias instead of a real name if you want. You shall all bow before the power of Kin!
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Posted 9/22/13
yes, i'd step on one banana peel
to end up skidding on another.
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Posted 9/22/13
Sure why not, I don't really like my name that much anyway
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A name is just a name. It has no sentimental value. So why not.
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Posted 9/22/13 , edited 9/22/13
I have no desire to be famous, but to weigh in:

I'm pretty sure that for many performers/ famous people, name changes are less to do with wanting to be 'special' or 'glamourous' and more to do with ensuring they don't have the same name as someone else in the business. Many actor's guilds and association have rules that say no two members may have the same working name. Also, it's not great for publicity to have a name that many people would immediately recognise as someone else.

I think the other big reason, of course, is that if their name isn't memorable or doesn't fit their 'image', they change it because something as simple as a name can actually have a huge impact on marketability. What's the point of killing your career before it's even started because of something as simple as what name you use for work?
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