24 celebrities who have been going by their middle names this whole time

Whoa.

By Jessica Chandra
Dakota Fanning

Some celebrities have cool stories about how they chose their stage names — like Lorde (real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor), who said she liked the sound of the word ‘Lord’, but wanted to feminise it.

Other celebrities choose pseudonyms that are much closer to home: their middle names. And you may not have realised this whole time that they haven’t been going by their real first names.

Prepare to have your mind blown.