Pseudonyms: Guess Who?

A pseudonym is a fictious name, or nom de plume, often adopted by an author, musician, Pee Wee Hermanactor and, no surprise, porn stars.

Stan LeeOccasionally people have asked me if my name, Gay Gasser, was a pseudonym. Heck no! My parents thought it was a fine name for their first-born and I agree. It has served me well. However there have been quite a few famous and infamous people who have decided a new name might fit them better that their given name. Guess which luminaries were born with these names:

  • Dr Seuss aka Theodore GeiselSamuel Langhorne Clemens
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel
  • Allen Stewart Konigsberg
  • Frederick Austerlitz
  • Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
  • Hector Hugo Munro
  • Siddhartha Gautama
  • Stanley Martin Lieber
  • Paul Rubenfield
  • Stacy Ferguson
  • Robert Allen Zimmerman

I started with some easy ones. Don’t look at the answers! I’ve got quite a few more that I will save for a later post.

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Answers: Mark Twain, Dr Seuss (duh!), Woody Allen, Fred Astaire, Muhammed Ali, Saki, Buddha, Stan Lee, Pee Wee Herman, Fergie, Bob Dylan
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