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'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.

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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.

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♥TMZ but ...    

slow news week

1317 days ago
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Jeanie    

I never realized how many actors/actresses have had name changes...I always wondered why there were hardly any ordinary/average sounding names in Hollywood.

Ginnifer I guess is more unique to Jennifer...

1317 days ago
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Reilly    

I'm a Ginny, and I always have people calling me Jenny or Jennifer. It's a pain to have an uncommon name and have people constantly confuse it with a more pedestrian, boring-ass name.

1317 days ago
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mondo    

What a F*cking Idiot!!!

1317 days ago
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mark    

she bugs me....always looks annoyed. be grateful you are working...oh...and you are not that hot of an actress either...so get over yourself.

1317 days ago
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Anonymous    

Yeah, heaven forbid anybody actually have a NORMAL name these days! Hint: Having a weird name or an unusual spelling of a common name doesn't make you special! It just causes confusion for everybody else. How full of yourself do you have to be anyway to waste everybody else's time requesting a LEGAL name change for such a minor change to the name you already have? I hope that if she ever has children, she'll at least have the sense enough not to name her kid something like Apple!

1317 days ago
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growup    

"Ginnifer" looks so stupid... like you can't spell. why would anyone want to change their name to something stupid looking?

1317 days ago
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jack     

what a pretentious thing to do. Who is she anyway?

1316 days ago
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mondo    

It's like an f*cking insult to your Mother who named you!!!

1316 days ago
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jennifer    

I'm a Jennifer and gave up the creative spellings of my name when I was about 12. What's the point; weird spelling or not your name is still common.

1316 days ago
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Betty    

Do not do it, Jennifer!

1315 days ago
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