10 Celebs Who’ve Changed Their Names for Fame


6. Meg Ryan

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The actress who played lovable, childlike women over her entire career, was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra. Her stage name Ryan came from her maternal grandmother. The name Meg was a blend. Her nickname at home was Peggy. She decided to take the M from her own name Margaret and put it together with Peggy.

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