Some celebrities were given names perfect for showbiz — and some just weren't as lucky!
Click through the gallery to reveal 12 stars' — including Portia de Rossi, Whoopi Goldberg, Elton John and more! — real monikers and find out the meanings behind their interesting stage names!
At age 15, Ellen DeGeneres' wife changed her name from Amanda Lee Rogers to Portia de Rossi. The switch was later made legal in 2010.