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Middle Names Middle Names (9 quizzes)
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  What's Wrong With My Name?   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet". All of these entertainers don't use their birth name. Can you match the stage name to the given one?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Nov 23 23
Very Easy
LeoDaVinci editor
Nov 23 23
824 plays
  Celebrities Named After Greek Legends   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Greek legends and myths have influenced people for thousands of years. Here are ten celebrities from the modern world named after some of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 01 14
Creedy gold member
2339 plays
  What's My Name #2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the person's real name. You give me his or her better known name. [Original author was sharlou, adopted by MotherGoose].
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Aug 17 22
MotherGoose editor
Aug 17 22
529 plays
  Changed Names   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You should know most of these people quite well. Just not by the names with which they were born, can you identify them from the brief biographies I've supplied?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JohnFair, May 25 22
Very Easy
JohnFair gold member
May 25 22
957 plays
  Silent Silver Screen Sobriquets   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of these silent movie stars do you know by their nicknames?
Easier, 10 Qns, serpa, Feb 14 23
Feb 14 23
2562 plays
  Nom De Guerre   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the celebrity stage name to their birth name (with hint). The hints are deliberately inconsistent from question to question so this quiz will have a special appeal to those with the most discombobulated minds!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rojan61, Feb 09 17
Very Easy
1251 plays
  Gender Bending Pop Culture Names   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What's in a name? With so many pop culture celebs these days it can be difficult to tell one's gender by first name only. See if you can figure out which of these stars are male and which are female.
Average, 10 Qns, BRY2K, Dec 09 12
3920 plays
  Androgynous Celebrity Names   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
In this quiz you find 20 celebrities with androgynous names. Identify each as male or female. There are 20 questions. Good luck and thanks for playing!
Easier, 20 Qns, violet4372, Aug 01 18
Aug 01 18
7044 plays
  Nom De Guerre: Part Deux   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A second chance to match the celebrity stage name to their birth name (with hint). Like it's predecessor, the hints are deliberately inconsistent from question to question and geared to those with the most discombobulated minds!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rojan61, Feb 10 17
Very Easy
942 plays
  What's In A Name? Quiz for Experts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is mostly multiple choice. I'll give a real name and a clue, you guess the persons stage name today. Try it, have some fun and Good Luck!
Average, 20 Qns, califredrose, Oct 01 20
Oct 01 20
7628 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who was born Caryn Johnson in NYC in 1955?

From Quiz "Who, When and Where?"

  Little Black Project: Shadowy Surnames    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can we write ten quizzes on one single colour? Yes we can, we already did. But here's another grand offering by Team Blue. This segment focuses on Celebrities whose surname means "Black".
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Aug 17 19
windrush gold member
Aug 17 19
687 plays
  "Bobbing" For Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I found a few quizzes devoted to the name "Robert" but none specifically about men better known as "Bob". As one who proudly shares that name, here's mine. I hope you enjoy it! These "Bobs" come from all walks of life!
Average, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Jul 20 18
Jul 20 18
985 plays
  Why Did These Celebrities Change Their Birth Name?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The names we know celebrities by are often not their real or birth names. Here are ten such celebrities and the reason their names were changed.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Apr 16 23
1nn1 gold member
Apr 16 23
415 plays
  Born as...    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Given the birth names of celebrities, chose their correct stage names.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Aug 25 16
720 plays
  Celebrity Nicknames    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
These Celebrities have adapted these nicknames through their careers, see if you can guess whose is whose! EASY!
Easier, 5 Qns, Mouthy_angel, Jun 01 02
7185 plays
  What's My Real Name? 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you tell me what name I was born with?
Average, 10 Qns, CollegePlace, May 21 17
571 plays
  AKA - Who Am I?    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
It is not unusual for celebrities to adopt stage names, sometimes quite similar to their birth names, but these are some real stumpers. I'll give you the real name and you guess the celebrity.
Average, 20 Qns, jellow_10, Oct 30 22
Oct 30 22
4217 plays
  What's in a Name? Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The name is not the same. These celebrities changed their names for show business.
Average, 10 Qns, tinkerjack, Apr 22 19
Apr 22 19
2728 plays
  Skeletons in the Closet    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some birth names you might not have heard. Some strange, some funny, some already used.
Average, 10 Qns, KIRKEPOO, Jan 24 23
Jan 24 23
930 plays
  What's My Name? *3    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is multiple choice. I will give the person's birth name and you decide who the well known person is. Enjoy!
Average, 20 Qns, finlady, Dec 06 22
Dec 06 22
2987 plays
  What's My Real Name? 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you tell me what name I was born with?!
Average, 10 Qns, CollegePlace, Jun 18 22
Jun 18 22
557 plays
  The Who's Who of Stage Names    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many of us use the name our parents gave us at birth throughout our lives. For many celebrities, this is not the case - they opt to use a stage name or pseudonym. How well do you know various celebrities and their alternate names?
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Ruler, Dec 30 18
Dec 30 18
859 plays
  Celebrity Name Game    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here's a chance to test your knowledge of celebrity 'reel' names. Good Luck
Tough, 15 Qns, racemany2k, Apr 16 18
racemany2k gold member
Apr 16 18
2241 plays
  They Were A.K.A.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hello trivia lovers. Here is a nice quiz to get that grey matter of yours working. I will give you the birth name of a celebrity along with a clue or two. Can you tell me who they are? Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, hrrgrah, May 14 08
1485 plays
  Who, When and Where?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few questions about celebrated people, their real names, when they were born and, here and there, where.
Average, 10 Qns, Gatsby722, Nov 20 22
Gatsby722 gold member
Nov 20 22
2447 plays
  The Name Behind the Name    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tons of famous people go by nom de plums, pseudonyms, aliases, stage names and the like. Here's a quiz on the best of the nomers.
Average, 10 Qns, hitachi, Oct 09 12
2085 plays
  Who's That    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are NOT the names these people became famous with. My 'clues' may help you find them
Difficult, 10 Qns, awkins, Jul 19 10
1916 plays
  Who's In A name? Part 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you choose the correct celebrity from the origin of their name and the clues given? I'll bet you can't get them all.
Difficult, 10 Qns, vendome, Nov 29 23
Nov 29 23
3092 plays
  Celebrity Real Names 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will be the same as the first one. I'll give the real name and you guess the stage name. Good luck to all. If you think an answer is wrong on any of my quizzes then send me note..
Average, 10 Qns, fizzbee, Jul 04 23
Jul 04 23
2712 plays
  Celebrities' Nicknames    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In their early years, some very famous movie stars had some very cruel nicknames. Find out which nickname belonged to whom.
Tough, 10 Qns, al pacino, Apr 04 03
al pacino
2175 plays
  What's My Name #1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the real name. You give me his or her better known name.
Tough, 10 Qns, sharlou, Nov 10 17
Nov 10 17
2112 plays
  My Old Name, and My New Name!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's all in the can do it!
Tough, 10 Qns, chaoscat, Jun 29 19
Jun 29 19
2383 plays
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  Stage Names of Musicians [Celebrities] (40 quizzes)

Birth and Stage Name Trivia Questions

1. Madonna Louise Ciccone shocked us with what were considered to be fairly raunchy videos in the early eighties and has re-invented herself over the intervening decades. Can you name this singer?

From Quiz
Changed Names

Answer: Madonna

Yes, this is the evergreen Madonna, who started out on her career back in 1978, and while not so focussed on her singing these days, she still entertains her fans on screen and on the stage. As a singer, some of her best known hits such as "Like a Virgin" in 1984, and was still winning Grammy Awards in 2005 with "Confessions on a Dance Floor". As an actress, Madonna was in a number of films such as "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985), "Dick Tracy" (1990), "A League of Their Own" (1992), and "Evita" (1996)

2. This Bob began his career as a standup comedian and went on to portray a psychologist and an innkeeper on TV. Who is he?

From Quiz "Bobbing" For Trivia

Answer: Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart's comedy album "The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart" topped the Billboard Album chart in 1960. His follow-up album "The Button Down Mind Strikes Back" reached number two while the first album was still at number one! In 2006 his memoir "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This" was published and released. In addition to his other acting credits, Newhart provided the voice of Bernard in the Disney movies "The Rescuers" (1977) and "The Rescuers Down Under" (1990). He received a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 for his guest roles as "Professor Proton" on "The Big Bang Theory".

3. This Mexican actress and model, with the surname Diaz, has a first name associated with a web spinning creature that terrifies many people. What is the first name of this actress?

From Quiz Celebrities Named After Greek Legends

Answer: Ariadne

Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete. Her legend is associated with mazes, labyrinths, assisting her true love Theseus to overcome the Minotaur monster, and web-spinning. Ariadne Diaz was born in Mexico in 1986. She is a well known model and accomplished actress in film and television. One of her notable roles was that of the overweight but sweet Marianela Ruiz y de Teresa Pavon in the TV series "Llena da amor" which ran from 2010-2011. After being orphaned, she is sent to live with a perfectly ghastly aunt, her uncle and her four cousins. Her aunt spends much of the series in trying to bump off her niece and steal her inheritance. The Cinderella associated theme of this entertaining series all ends happily ever after - eventually.

4. Which Australian actress was born under the name Amanda Lee Rogers?

From Quiz The Who's Who of Stage Names

Answer: Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi portrayed Lindsey F√ľnke in 'Arrested Development' (2003). In 2008, she married television personality Ellen DeGeneres. She published an autobiography in 2010, called 'Unbearable Lightness', in which she outlined her struggles with eating disorders.

5. It's in the GENES. The name Gene is a popular name across several genres. Of the famous names listed below, select the Gene that is a female.

From Quiz Gender Bending Pop Culture Names

Answer: Gene Tierney (film)

Yes, Gene Tierney is the lone female in this group! Kelly is well known for his lead role in "Singin' in the Rain". Siskel is one half of the TV film critic duo Siskel and Ebert. Gene Simmons (born: Chaim Weitz ) is the larger-than-life star of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" and bassist for the band KISS. Gene Tierney was a beautiful Broadway and film star known for such classics as "Laura" and "Heaven Can Wait".

6. What is the birth name of Oscar winner Karl Malden?

From Quiz Skeletons in the Closet

Answer: Mladen George Sekulovich

Malden's father was Serbian and his mother was Czech. He was 22 years old when he changed his last name by switching the letters "l" and "a" in his first name. Then he used the the first name of his grandfather as his own. He won the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his part in the movie "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951). His other notable films are "On the Waterfront", "Baby Doll", "One-Eyed Jacks", and "Patton".

7. Which Canadian-born actress was known as "America's Sweetheart?"

From Quiz Silent Silver Screen Sobriquets

Answer: Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford (1892-1979), born Gladys Louise Smith, was called "The Girl with the Curls" before she became famous as "America's Sweetheart." Some of the movies she produced and starred in were "The Poor Little Rich Girl" (1917), "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1917), "Pollyanna" (1920) and "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1921). She was a co-founder of both United Artists and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

8. Who was born Caryn Johnson in NYC in 1955?

From Quiz Who, When and Where?

Answer: Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi used to be Caryn. A welfare mother who went on to snag an Oscar for 'Ghost'.

9. What is Michael J. Fox's real middle initial?

From Quiz The Name Behind the Name

Answer: A

'A' is for Andrew. When someone else in the Actor's Guild already had the name Michael Fox, he had to find a new name. He didn't like his middle initial, so he adopted the 'J' in homage to character actor Michael J. Pollard.

10. What big box-office draw spent a year at a Franciscan seminary hoping to become a priest and later dropped his 'real' surname, Mapother, when he became an actor?

From Quiz Celebrity Name Game

Answer: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New York. Cruise enrolled in the seminary but says he later quit because he realized he liked women too much to give them up.

11. Who is Maria Estela Martinez Cartas?

From Quiz What's My Name? *3

Answer: Isabel Peron

Juan Peron was succeeded in office by his third wife Isabel, who later was ousted by the military in Argentina.

12. Who was born with the name Frances Gumm?

From Quiz Celebrity Real Names 2

Answer: Judy Garland & Garland

Judy Garland died in 1969 at the age of 47.

13. Nathan Birnbaum is better known as this comedian and actor. Who is he?

From Quiz What's In A Name?

Answer: George Burns

George Burns started out with his wife Gracie Allen, they made movies and had a TV show. He went on to a long and great career living to 100 years old.

14. Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.

From Quiz AKA - Who Am I?

Answer: Kareem Abdul Jabbar

He was basketball star at UCLA, played center for Milwaukee Bucks and LA Lakers. He was elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

15. Frances Gumm first shot to international fame at the tender age of 16 after starring in a classic film. By what name is she so much better known?

From Quiz Changed Names

Answer: Judy Garland

Judy's role as Dorothy Gale in 'The Wizard of Oz' is probably the role she is best known for. Her career as an entertainer started when she sang with her sisters Mary Jane and Dorothy Virginia, both live and in films from 1929, and it was during this period they became known as the Garland Sisters. After "The Wizard of Oz", Judy went on to have a reasonably successful film career over the next couple of decades, with her most notable films being "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), "The Harvey Girls" (1946), "Easter Parade" (1950), after which MGM let her go from her contract. Judy received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in "A Star is Born" and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Judgement at Nuremberg". Judy died in 1969 after a drug overdose

16. Which former bodybuilder turned actor and politician played Danny De Vito's most unlikely twin brother in the 1988 movie "Twins"? He has a shadowy surname in German.

From Quiz Little Black Project: Shadowy Surnames

Answer: Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Twins" introduced the character Julius Benedict, a 35 year old well-shaped man raised by philosophers, who discovered he had a twin brother. Looking for his twin, Benedict (role by Schwarzenegger) found the short petty criminal Vincent Benedict (role by Danny De Vito). In view of the respective statures and their moral compasses, it was very hard to see any resemblance between Julius and Vincent, so most other characters dismissed the chance that they were siblings - and even twins. Incidentally, the name 'Schwarzenegger' translates to English as 'Black Ploughman'. (Question provided by JanIQ)

17. This Bob had a big crossover pop and country hit with "Let's Think About Living" in 1960. He would go on to have several more country hits. Who is he?

From Quiz "Bobbing" For Trivia

Answer: Bob Luman

Although he is not enshrined in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bob Luman is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. "Let's Think About Living" was also the title of his first album. After winning a talent contest in 1956 he earned an appearance on the legendary "Louisiana Hayride", a live radio show emanating from Shreveport, Louisiana. Bob's backup band at the time was called The Shadows, featuring James Burton on lead guitar. Burton would go on to fame as lead guitarist for Rick Nelson and Elvis Presley.

18. This American singer, songwriter and producer, with the surname Cage, was named after the major Greek goddess who created the olive tree. Do you know this singer's first name?

From Quiz Celebrities Named After Greek Legends

Answer: Athena

Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, civilization, law and justice, strategy and warfare, mathematics, the arts and crafts, and Greek religion and mythology. Gracious me, what an exhausting schedule. So highly honoured and respected was she that the Athenians built the mighty Parthenon on the Acropolis as a tribute to her constant intervention on their behalf. The olive tree, a valuable commercial plant in many parts of the world today, is said to have been created by this powerful Greek goddess. Athena Cage was born in Kentucky in 1969. She is an American singer, songwriter and producer who has several albums of her own music credited to her name, and with performances on several other platinum albums by other singers. One of her songs, "All or Nothing" is heard in the 2001 movie "Save the Last Dance", with a storyline centred around an interracial couple's romance, dancing, and a sought after win in an important dance audition. Athena Cage is also well known for her major contributions to many community works in Kentucky and for her establishment of the Athena Cage Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University where she completed her own education.

19. ROCKIN' ROBIN: Beyond the name of a red-breasted bird, there are several well-known people with the name Robin. Which is the only female Robin from the list below?

From Quiz Gender Bending Pop Culture Names

Answer: Robin Wright (film and t.v.)

Robin Wright (Penn) was the wife of actor/director Sean Penn. She is well known as the character Kelly Capwell from the '80s show "Santa Barbara". Wright Penn also had memorable roles in the films "Forrest Gump" and "The Princess Bride". Robin Williams is a comedic actor. Robin Gibb was one third of the musical trio The Bee Gees. Robin Leach is the familiar voice who hosted "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous".

20. What is the birth name of Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine?

From Quiz Skeletons in the Closet

Answer: Shirley MacLean Beaty

She won her Oscar for her part in "Terms of Endearment" (1983). Her brother is actor Warren Beatty. Her mother's maiden name is MacLean. Shirley was named after Shirley Temple and is an accomplished actress, singer, dancer, and author. She has great interest in spiritualism and reincarnation. "Don't call me Shirley!" unless you believe in past lives.

21. Which actor was billed as "Fatty?"

From Quiz Silent Silver Screen Sobriquets

Answer: Roscoe Arbuckle

Roscoe Arbuckle (1887-1933): The opening credits and movie title cards made reference to Roscoe Arbuckle as "Fatty" but no-one ever called him that. Even a casual lip reader can tell the other characters in his movies call him by his first name. A very popular comedian, writer and director; he was involved in a scandal in which he was tried three times for manslaughter. Even though he was acquitted each time the damage had been done and his career never again saw the glory he once knew.

22. His parents named him Leonard Hacker, born in 1924 in Brooklyn. Who is he?

From Quiz Who, When and Where?

Answer: Buddy Hackett

23. Eminem's real name is what?

From Quiz The Name Behind the Name

Answer: Marshall Mathers & Marshall Bruce Mathers III & Marshall Mathers III & Mathers

Hence 'M and M.'

24. Who is Mary Cathleen Collins?

From Quiz What's My Name? *3

Answer: Bo Derek

Bo Derek was 18 years old when she married John Derek, 48 years old. After she made the movie '10' she has been considered a '10' by men.

25. Who was born with the name Lesley Hornby?

From Quiz Celebrity Real Names 2

Answer: Twiggy

Twiggy was a former model in her younger days. She was born in 1949.

26. Maurice Joseph Micklewhite is better known as this actor. Who is he?

From Quiz What's In A Name?

Answer: Michael Caine

Michael Caine has done comedy and drama on stage as well as in movies.

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