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27 Celebs You Shouldn't Know On A "First Name" Basis

Some celebrities can never be a "Madonna" or a "Cher" no matter how hard they try, it just won't sound right. This list features celebrities that should NEVER drop their last name for it would result in sounding just plain weird if called out in a crowd.... Try it as you read these doozies.

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1. "Yeardley"

Hey, Yeardley!... Yeardley, Yeardley, Yeardley. See? Sounds funny. (Adding "Smith" to it doesn't help, either, does it?)

Yeardley Smith

Born: Martha Maria Yeardley Smith

Known For: Voice of Lisa Simpson

5. "Crispin"

Someone needs to go "Back to 1964" and change his first name. Something like: "Danny" or "Donald"...oh wait, nevermind.

Bonus Fact: It gets worse...His middle name is 'Hellion'

Crispin Glover

Born: Crispin Hellion Glover

Known For: Back to the Future

11. "Sigourney"

There is another version where she said: "There is no Dana ...only Sigourney..." It's a horror flick.

Sigourney Weaver

Born: Susan Alexandra Weaver

Known For: Ghostbusters and Alien films

12. "Joaqin"

Does that say "I'm Wa-Keen" or "I'm Jokin'" ...cause you outta be with that first name.

Joaquin Phoenix

Born: Joaquin Rafael Bottom

Known For: Walk The Line, Signs and Gladiator

13. "Whoopi"

Have you ever thought of the fact that on the night she was conceived, her parents were literally "makin' Whoopi"?

Whoopi Goldberg

Born: Caryn Elaine Johnson

Known For: Ghost and "The View"

14. "Hugh"

How many conversations do hugh think hugh'll have when hugh'r talking about Hugh and Hugh doesn't know if hugh are talking about Hugh or You?... awkwarrrrd.

Hugh Jackman

Born: Hugh Michael Jackman

Known For: X-Men and Les Miserables

17. "Engelbert"

I don't think Mr. Humperdinck's last name is helping at all.

Engelbert Humperdinck (singer)

Born: Arnold George Dorsey

Known For: Hits like "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz"

20. "Kiefer"

Mr. Sutherland doesn't like "Kiefer" jokes.... Take it easy, Kiefer.

Kiefer Sutherland

Born: Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (yes, that's seven names)

Known For: The Lost Boys, 24

21. "January"

Yeah, I guess you're right, January. It could've been worse. Like: February, September, November...

January Jones

Born: January Kristen Jones

Known For: Mad Men, X-Men First Class

23. "Sprague"

I'm sorry, but this one is puzzling to me. "Sprague"? There must be some "Paranormal Activity" interference on this name.

Bonus Fact: Her first name is her mother's maiden name.

Sprague Grayden

Born: Sprague Elizabeth Grayden

Known For: Paranormal Activity 2 & 3

25. "Tatum"

Guess what happens if she married "Channing"? ...you'll get it in a minute.

Tatum O'Neal

Born: Tatum Beatrice O'Neal

Known For: Paper Moon, The Bad News Bears and her famous father Ryan O'Neal

26. "Ewan"

Betcha didn't know his name was featured in a song by The Turtles:

Me and you and "Ewan" me

No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be

The only one for me is you, and you for me

So happy togetherrrrrr..... (well, Ewan seems to like it.)

Ewan McGregor

Born: Ewan Gordon McGregor

Known For: Trainspotting, Star Wars: Episode II & III

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