Musicians who use made up first names!

ClashCityTele

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How many do you want...
Axl Rose
Adam Ant
B B King
Captain Sensible
Dick Dale
Duff McKagan
Elton John
Elvis Costello
Freddie Mercury
Gene Simmons
Hank Williams
Iggy Pop
Joe Strummer
Joey Ramone
King Diamond
Lux Interior
Marilyn Manson
Nikki Sixx
Ozzy Osbourne
Poison Ivy
Queen Latifah
Rat Scabies
Sid Vicious
Slash
Topper Headon
U Roy
Vangelis
Whistling Jack Smith
XFacta
Yellowman
Zakk Wylde
 

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A lot of "nicknames" are received for various reasons in childhood and some of them become fixed for life. Where I grew up, in a small fishing town in NE Scotland there are a preponderence of Stewarts, Campbells, Thompson, Smiths and McCleods. With so many of these having similar christian names it becomes easier to know who is who locally by a byname usually given for doing or saying something in childhood but sometimes handed down from generation to generation.
 

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Joe Cocker was actually John when he started life. Wikipedia sez "Cocker received his nickname of Joe either from playing a childhood game called "Cowboy Joe", or from a local window cleaner named Joe."

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ClashCityTele

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A lot of "nicknames" are received for various reasons in childhood and some of them become fixed for life. Where I grew up, in a small fishing town in NE Scotland there are a preponderence of Stewarts, Campbells, Thompson, Smiths and McCleods. With so many of these having similar christian names it becomes easier to know who is who locally by a byname usually given for doing or saying something in childhood but sometimes handed down from generation to generation.
There's a small fishing village in Holland called Urk, which I came across through work years ago.
Most families are called van Urk, and most of the men are called Jacob.
The poor postman, who is probably called Jacob van Urk, must be demented.
Morning Jacob...morning Jacob...morning Jacob...
 




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