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    12 Names Only Friends And Family Call Celebrities That Are Just Kind Of Jarring To See

    Another day, another thing I learn about Grimes that is both surprising and completely not.

    1. Sandy

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    A Vanity Fair profile said most close friends and family call AOC Sandy.

    2. C, like the letter

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    Grimes legally changed her name from Claire to c in 2018. She hates the name Claire and her friends already called her C.

    3. Annie

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    Anne Hathaway told Jimmy Fallon that she actually hates the name Anne and that most people call her Annie.

    4. Timmy

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    Friends call him Timmy, not Timothée.

    5. Stefani

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    Pronounced "Stephanie."

    Selena Gomez referred to Gaga as "Stefani" in an interview, like she's on a first name basis with her as "Stefani."

    ‘She just wanted to hug me’ 🥺💗🥺💗 @selenagomez and @ladygaga supporting each other by talking about their mental health is everything. Now I’m going to cry at how pure and honest they both are

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    Just weird to hear!

    6. Lissa

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    Time says that her stage name "Lizzo" is a combo of the nickname "Lissa" and the Jay Z song "Izzo."

    7. Julie

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    She was born Julie Smith. She only changed her name to Julianne Moore because, when she tried to join SAG, someone was already named Julie Smith. She told the Hollywood Reporter that everyone still calls her just "Julie."

    8. Robyn

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    She told Glamour that "Rihanna" is a creation, an idea of who she is: "When people call me Robyn, my head just flies around because I feel like that person knows me. But Rihanna, that tends to be people's own [creation]. Robyn is who I am. Rihanna — that's an idea of who I am."

    9. Ella

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    Lorde's friends and family still call her by her real name, Ella. Taylor Swift made Ella this 20th birthday card. She said, "I. Love. You. So. Much. Ella."

    10. Adam

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    In 2016, Taylor Swift thanked "Adam," aka Calvin Harris, at the iHeartRadio Awards. Adam is his real name.

    11. Meg

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    Her longtime friend and makeup artist told People that Meghan Markle is known as just "Meg" to her close friends.

    12. Ronnie

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    Christopher Walken was born Ronald Walken, and according to Salon, some of his old friends still call him Ronnie.

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