9 Celebrities With Awfully Terrible Birth Names

Have you ever made fun of someone’s name? Or has your name been ridiculed for the majority of your life, causing irreparable damage to your psyche? If the answer is “yes” to either of these questions, you understand the potential for comedic gold when someone with a ridiculous name introduces themselves to you. But imagine if you had an unfortunate name and aspired to become a celebrity or fixture in the public eye—like, say, a “Mitt Romney” or “Barack Hussein Obama.” Finding success would not be easy. In fact, your career would probably be looked upon as a huge joke. Here are 9 celebrities who gave their own careers a fighting chance by changing their ridiculous birth names…

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