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Wanna Change Your Name?

Would You Change Your Name Like Stan Lee or R?

The legendary creator of Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the X-Men has died after revolutionizing the comic book and super hero genre. But, when he started as Stanley Martin Lieber, he used a pen name because “I felt someday I’d be writing the Great American Novel and I didn’t want to use my real name on these silly little comics,” said Lee.

Can you Guess @CaardiB birth name? Click To Tweet 

Lee eventually legally changed his name as have scores of authors, actors, writers, singer and entrepreneurs. Here’s the thing: most entrepreneurs forget that your name is the beginning of your brand. And, if you’re tired of spelling your name, explaining its origin, or feeling as if it just doesn’t fit, change it!

Why did @TheRealStanLee change his name? I didn’t want to use my real name on these silly little comics. Click To Tweet

And, just for giggles, here’s my fun list of celebrities who’ve changed their name. Try to guess the birth name.

Pop Name Birth Name
Cardi B. Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar 
Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez
Ralph Lauren Ralph Lipschitz
Queen Latifah Dana Owens
Sting Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta 
Jessie J Jessica Ellen Cornish
Robert Galbraith (nom de plume) J.K. Rowling (Joanne Murray Rowling)
Cary Grant Archibald Alec Leach
Lewis Carroll Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

So, how’d you do? What’s your favorite name change? Please share.

To your sizzling success,

Liz

 

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