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Fergie from Black Eyed Peas

I'm Changing My

Entire Name

7/14/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0712-fergie-tmzFergie Ferg from the Black Eyed Peas is in the middle of a serious identity crisis -- 'cause she's petitioning the court to legally change her FIRST and LAST name ... TMZ has learned.

Ferg -- born Stacy Ann Ferguson -- has filed legal papers requesting to officially change her name to Fergie Duhamel ... roughly 4-and-a-half years after marrying Josh Duhamel.

The reason for wanting to change her last name is obvious ... but in the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Ferg's lawyer says she wants to swap Stacy for Fergie in order to "conform to the first name which she is commonly and professionally known as, and has been for many years."

In other words ... no one's called her "Stacy" in YEARS.

In order for the court to grant her request, Ferg ... or Stacy (for now) ... must publish a notice in a local newspaper for four consecutive weeks (just like Ron Artest was required to do in order to become Metta World Peace).

She'll most likely get her wish if she completes her task by August 16 -- when a hearing is scheduled for the matter.

Good luck!

61 COMMENTS

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

She's been known for her fake name. Now she believes it.

373 days ago
2.

mr.howell     

She also 'changed her nose' and mouth a long time ago!..she looked better before the change!..she looks weird now!.

373 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Stacy Ann Ferguson -- has filed legal papers requesting to officially change her name to Fergie Duhamel......................That is sooo stupid, i understand her wanting to change her name to FERGIE But why the DUHAMEL, She will regret that when they get a Divorce in the Future...

373 days ago
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Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

Fergie Duhamel is just as geeky as Stacy Ferguson, if not more. I thought for a minute she was going to give herself a more intriguing, sophisticated name - but no.

373 days ago
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billybob    

Tell us when she's going to overhaul her plastic body again...

373 days ago
6.

Gretel    

Well there's the kiss of death.

373 days ago
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Truth    

NO 1 CURR!!!!!!!!!!! BESIDES, THE BITCH IS ALREADY A HAS-BEEN. GOOD, NOW WE'LL KNOW THE HAS-BEEN BY HER OFFICIAL FAKE NAME. #TRUTH!!

373 days ago
8.

Simone    

I prefer: Fergie Stacy Ann Ferguson-Duhamel. Now what is it like?

373 days ago
9.

Jon    

Can you say Autotune & Lip-Synch these might be better names for her.

373 days ago
10.

Glenda     

I think thats a slap in the face to her parents that gave her that name.

373 days ago
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Cynic    

in between now and august 16 everyone should refer to Fergy as Stacy :)

373 days ago
12.

Bob    

Since Fergie wants to change her name from "Stacy" to ”Fergie”, because that is how she is known, it means just one thing - OK EVERYBODY, FROM NOW ON CALL THE GIRL STACY!

373 days ago
13.

static    

I don't care what she does as long as she isn't inflicting any more bad music on us.

373 days ago
14.

AMY D    

You're a grown woman. Stop wearing such dumb sunglasses, idiot

373 days ago
15.

lilmBIGorgan    

always gonna be Fergalicious to me! YUUUUM!

373 days ago
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