From Delight To Mungo And Hercules: How Did We Not Know These Celebrity Middle Names?

August 13, 2015  |  
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What’s in a name? Sometimes it’s a lot of laughs. When you hear these celebrity middle names, you won’t blame these stars for keeping them under wraps.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson’s middle name? Garry. Hopefully, it’s pronounced like Jerry. If not, I imagine she has a bone to pick with her mom, Goldie Hawn, about that one.

Hugh Grant

This handsome English star would be a lot less appealing if he went by his full name: Hugh John Mungo Grant. Can’t say I blame him for keeping that one a secret.

Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman is her full name. And while it sounds kind of funny when you say it all together, Thurman’s middle name is deeply spiritual. It means “compassion” and was given to her by her Buddhist father.

Matt Damon

Or Matt Paige Damon if you say the whole thing. But the actor said his folks didn’t give him a girl’s middle name on purpose. They just stuck him with his mother’s maiden name.

Richard Gere

If Richard Gere hadn’t let this one slip, no one would have guessed in a million years that his middle name is Tiffany.

Quincy Jones

You’ll never guess music mogul Quincy Jones’ middle name: Delight. He got it from his father, former semi-professional baseball player and carpenter Quincy Delight Jones Sr.

Kiefer Sutherland

The former 24 star has five middle names making his full moniker: Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland. There’s no way you can fit all of that on a driver’s license.

Elton John

Elton John made up his middle name (he was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight), so it’s even more fascinating that he chose to be called Sir Elton Hercules John.


Ever wonder why the singer featured on Eminem’s hit “Stan” only uses her first name? It might be because the rest of it is a mouthful. Her full name is Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong.

Morgan Freeman

What’s Mr. Freeman’s middle name? He’s the only one on this list who doesn’t have one. According to the actor, it’s a funny family story: “[My grandmother] had been married to Morgan Herbert Freeman, and my father was Morgan Porterfield Freeman, but they forgot to give me a middle name.”


Not all of these surprising celebrity names are giggle-worthy ones. Ciara is a great name, but Ciara Princess Harris is an even better one. Bow down!


Akon is actually just one of the rapper’s middle names. His full name is a lot harder to remember–and pronounce: Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam.

Will Smith

His full name is Willard Carroll Smith. The star passe his full name on to his first-born son, whom he calls “Trey” (Willard Carroll Smith III)!

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage’s middle name is Kim — which, ironically, happens to be the maiden name of his wife, Alice.

Brandy Norwood

Brandy went by just one name for so long that a lot of people don’t know that her full name is Brandy Rayonda Norwood.


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