You may think you know a celebrity, but you might not even know their real name. This feels particularly sucky when their name has become an identifier, having a sort of life of its own, like Brad Pitt, whose real name is William or Meghan Markle, whose real name is Rachel. The shock is almost unbearable. The point is, this is a thing that famous people do, creating names that better suit their image and that are more memorable than the ones that they were born with. Your feelings of betrayal don’t matter.
I just learned today that Cardi B’s real name is belcalis almanzar. I said that shit out loud and my furniture started floating
— keamon (@thomaskeamon) January 10, 2018
In order to cope with the feelings of loss, Twitter users have started creating “real” names for celebrities. A lot of rappers are involved, because their artistic names are just too fun to play with, but other celebrities make appearances too. Are these names real? Do they feel more legitimate than so called celebrity “real” names? What is real anyways?
Check out some of our favorites below:
— EXCELL Productions (@EXLProductions) September 3, 2018
— 𝙍𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙪𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙨. (@supreme_nyles) August 30, 2018
— 𝔜. 🦋✧*:･ﾟ (@ayeitszzy) August 30, 2018
— Glo boy (@YovaniMunoz6) August 30, 2018
— ⚓ (@groundsblvd) August 30, 2018
This is the best one pic.twitter.com/PPQPQ9Fdxd
— val (@valerijayo) August 30, 2018
— :/ (@_shaylawatson) August 31, 2018