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Tina Fey, and 6 More Stars With Odd Middle Names

Meet Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2015 3:25 PM CDT
Tina Fey, and 6 More Stars With Odd Middle Names
Tina Fey attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2014 Museum Gala on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in New York.   (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – In honor of Middle Name Appreciation Day on Tuesday, People ran down 10 celebrities with odd middle names:

  • Tina Fey: Stamatina. Her full name is actually Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, and she got "Tina" from her middle name.
  • Elton John: Hercules. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, but renamed himself, and says he picked Hercules as a middle name ... because it was the name of a horse in a British sitcom.
  • Ciara: Princess. Enough said.

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  • Uma Thurman: Karuna. It's the Buddhist word for compassion. Thurman continued the interesting middle name tradition by giving her daughter a whole bunch of 'em.
  • Martin Short: Hayter. But no, he's not named after any haters; it's his mom's maiden name.
  • Hugh Grant: Mungo. Actually, his full name is Hugh John Mungo Grant.
  • Adele: Blue. And she almost upstaged Beyonce's kid, because it was very nearly her first name.
Click for the full list, or check out 14 celebrities' real names. (Read more middle name stories.)

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