'Big Love' Star Identity Crisis

I'm Changing My Name!

3/18/2011 4:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Love" star Ginnifer Goodwin -- whose REAL first name is actually spelled "Jennifer" -- wants to make her stage name official ... and she just filed papers with an L.A. court to make it happen.

The actress filed the docs yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court -- requesting that a judge legally change her name from "Jennifer" to her professional name, stat ... but she'll have to wait a couple more months before it's official.

When it comes down to it, she's a real G.