As public as their private lives are, there's a lot we don't know about our favorite actors and singers. Take their names, for example. Did you know that Ice Cube's passport actually says Icelandic Cubicle? Or that 50 Cent is short for 50th Century? Intrigued by their off-stage personas, people on Twitter and Reddit are trying to decipher the real names of celebrities and while you probably wouldn't want to name your child any of these guesses, they seem pretty accurate. Or at least hilarious. Scroll down to learn why "Real Name" is probably the best meme of the year, and upvote your favorite entries.

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Kat Von D

Kat Von D

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Ice T

Ice T

MashAllPotatoes Report

Iván Galarraga
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gunpowder tea fits more (yeah, it exists, google it)

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#4

Cardi B

Cardi B

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Little letitia
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I honestly thought this was an actually factual post...and then I saw this and spat my tea out! Crying!

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#5

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

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Elon Musk

Elon Musk

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#10

Cher

Cher

SegerMarion Report

Patricia Ross
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tylenol Painrelief, Cardigan Backyardigan...I love you people!

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#11

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

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50 Cent

50 Cent

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Troux
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the 2018 equivalent of 'The Name Game' but a lot less catchy.

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#15

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

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J. Cole

J. Cole

ayeitszzy Report

Blaze SMITH
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

julius Ceasers lesser known cousin Julius Coleslaw

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Jay Z

Jay Z

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Little letitia
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm sorry I was more distracted by the fact he named his child Sir!?!

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