Do you know the real names of these stars?

Jason Sudeikis reveals hilarious story behind why he doesn't use his birth name

Stars Insider

19/10/21 | StarsInsider

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Jason Sudeikis might be better known as 'Ted Lasso' these days, but it turns out Jason isn't even his real first name! In an interview with Today on October 18, the actor confirmed that he was born Daniel Jason Sudeikis, but his father's name is also Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, so that made things a little confusing in the house. 

"My mom decided to call me Jason so we knew which one she was yelling at," the star explained, earning some laughs. Simple, but effective! 

Have you ever wondered how celebrities' parents thought to give them names that seemed destined for stardom? Well, as it turns out, most of them didn't! And the real names of some of you favorite stars will certainly surprise you.

Click through to pull the curtain on stars from Elton John to Jennifer Aniston, and more.

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