#3. Mark Sinclair
There are some claims out there that he used “Vincent” as a last name for a time.
It is his stepfather’s last name, so it makes sense.
#2. Caryn Elaine Johnson
There probably aren’t many people who can pull off a name like “Whoopi” – few would even try.
There also weren’t a lot of people who would have come out to see “Caryn Johnson”, so a name like “Whoopi” makes everything more exciting.
#1. Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor
Of course you didn’t think “Lorde” was her real name (and there’s no way they would have put the above on an album cover).
Besides, maybe she didn’t want people to think she was related to Sinéad O’Connor because nothing compares.
I don’t know that I could blame any of the above for choosing their new monikers – they’re definitely serving them all well enough.
h/t: Viral Thread