It’s been over a year since the good people of Twitter were shocked to learn that Jamie Foxx’s real name is actually Eric Marlon Bishop.
Foxx is one of many famous faces to employ new names upon entering certain echelons of Hollywood — but in a hilarious meme, fans are using celebrity stage names to guess the “real” names behind the star.
For example, Ice Cube was born O’Shea Jackson Sr., but if you ask Twitter this week, his “real name” is Icelandic Cubicle. Hence, the nickname Ice Cube.
It may be a derivative of the 2017 Reddit meme “bike is short for Bichael.” From there, according to Know Your Meme, folks started to play with the names of random household items in a similar way many are doing now to celebrity names.
Most of the names belong to rappers, whose stage names leave plenty of room for imagination.
Offset’s full name is Office Settings
— Colette (@colettelverity) August 28, 2018
Quavo’s full name is Quality Avocados.
— яєvσʟutıσn (@unkonfined) August 29, 2018
Thanks to this meme, we’ll never again look at a photo of Bow Bow without thinking “Boward Woward.” I don’t think the world will ever recover from this one.