Texas is known to have birthed many talented celebrities. For instance, there's Beyonce. We, Texas, gave the world Beyonce! Dallas has its fair share of celebrities, who, in some way, claim Texas as their own, and you may not even know about them because they had a different name growing up. Nick Jonas is one of those celebrities, along with these other surprise name changes.

Nick Jonas

Seems as if Nick wanted to fit in with his bros by having a pretty simple first name. He nicknamed to Nick from Nicholas, so Nick Jonas is actually Nicholas Jerry Jonas.

 

 

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu is what her Instagram name says, a unicorn. So it's not surprise that she would settle for the name she was given. Erikah's real name is Erica Abi Wright. So she not only gave herself a new name, but she changed the spelling too.

 

Post Malone

I think it's safe to say that we all figured Post Malone isn't Post Malone's real name. But his stage name stems from his real name of Austin Richard Post, after he put it through a rap name generator.

 

C. J. Miles

Never playing basketball for his hometown, Dallas native C. J. Miles shortened his name for his career. He was born as Calvin Andre Miles Jr. 

 

 

Demi Lovato

Disney channel stars rarely change their names because they've grown up with it in the limelight. But Demi needed something a bit easier so she changed her name from Demetria Devonne Lovato to Demi Lovato.

 

 

Pam Oliver

When you don't know what to change your name to, you just shorten it. That's what sportscaster Pam did when she started going by Pam from her birth name of Pamela Oliver.

 

 

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh is also one of the celebrities that thought a name in the headlines should be more simpler. He chose to go by his nickname Chris from Christopher Wesson Bosh.

 

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice is clearily not Vanilla Ice's real name, unless his parents were super into vanilla ice cream. He got his name from a combination of his nickname of Vanilla and his breakdance move called "The Ice." His real name is actually pretty normal as Robert Matthew Van Winkle.

 

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