Some celebs probably cringe at the prospect of seeing their whole name in lights — we're talking about you, Kate Hudson, Matt Damon and Gisele Bundchen — because they suffer from Weird Middle Name Syndrome. In honor of Middle Name Pride Day on March 10, 2017, Wonderwall.com rounded up the stars with the most embarrassing, unusual or head-scratching middle names, starting with Jennifer Lawrence. It's a good thing J.Law is an Oscar winner because her mysterious middle name is not winning any awards. It's Shrader! Now keep reading for more…
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Kate Hudson has a manly middle name. It's Garry.
You might not think Matt Damon got picked on growing up, but he might have been if his classmates back in Boston knew that his middle name is Paige.
Gisele Bundchen often gets by on her first name alone, but there's a reason why she doesn't use either of her middle names professionally: The latter is quite the mouthful. Her full name is Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bundchen.
Ben Affleck's middle name, which was inspired by a family friend, is not common at all: It's Géza.
With a name as thoroughly Italian-sounding as Leonardo DiCaprio, you'd expect something equally Latinate in the middle, right? Nope. Leo's middle name gives a nod to the German side of his family: It's Wilhelm.
For years, Hilary Duff was the envy of many young girls. But they probably would've felt at least a little less envious if they'd known her middle name is Erhard.
Henry Cavill's full name is rather distinguished — except for his second middle name. His name in its entirety is Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it, does it?
Tina Fey's real first name is Elizabeth — like her "30 Rock" alter ego Liz Lemon. She gets Tina from her middle name, the not-so-marquee-friendly Stamantina.
Uma Thurman's father is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies and the first Western-born man to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk. He gave his daughter two names — Uma Karuna — inspired by Buddhist tradition.
She slays like a queen but Ciara's middle name is actually Princess!
Perhaps Courteney Cox's parents were fishing fans? Her middle name is Bass.
Hugh Grant was born Hugh John Mungo Grant. Were it not for that John in there, his name would be Hugh Mungo … say it out loud. Again.
Nicholas Hoult's middle name is an ancient British moniker: Caradoc, which means "dearly loved" in Celtic.
When Alicia Cook changed her name to Alicia Keys, she also dropped her middle name, Augello, which is her mother's maiden name.
On paper, there's nothing wrong with Daniel Craig's middle name. It's only when you try to pronounce it that you realize the problem. How would you pronounce Wroughten other than like "rotten"?
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Coppola but changed his name to hide his Hollywood pedigree. You'd think he'd be more concerned with hiding his middle name: Kim.
Mel Gibson's folks gave him two middle names. The more unusual of the two honors an Irish saint. In full, he's Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson.
None of Kiefer Sutherland's middle names are all that strange on their own. It's just the fact that he has five of them. If there was enough space on his driver license, his full name would appear as Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland.
Charlie Sheen's middle name is seriously old-school — it's Irwin! Peculiarly, it's the only truly Anglo part of his real full name, which is Carlos Irwin Estévez. The actor anglicized his professional moniker early in his Hollywood career.
Martin Short's middle name doesn't exactly gel with his positive comedic style. It's Hayter!
Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight. When he changed his name professionally, he also chose a new middle name: Hercules. So now, he's technically Sir Elton Hercules John.
You might look at leading man Richard Gere a little differently after you hear his middle name: Tiffany.
Zach Galifianakis can be your knight in shining armor! His middle name is Knight.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, a self-proclaimed paragon of masculinity, has a middle name that sounds suspiciously feminine: Alois. We're sure that it's very manly in his native Austria.
Sacha Baron Cohen goes by three names professionally, but he actually has four. What goes between Sacha and Baron? Noam, which means "pleasantness" in Hebrew but is easily mispronounced "gnome."
Diana Ross's middle names are Ernestine, her mother's first name, and Earle.
Quincy Jones' parents were clearly overjoyed about their son's birth: They gave him the middle name Delight.
Harry Potter fans know that J.K. Rowling, the author behind the franchise, is named Joanne. But what does that K stand for? Nothing, actually. The writer has no middle name. She wrote under the pen name J.K. Rowling because publishers feared a female author might deter boys from reading her books. (The K honors her grandmother Kathleen, by the way.)