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Fergie

Fergalicious Name Change

Is Complete

8/16/2013 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Fergie
isn't just a stage persona anymore -- she's officially changed her name from Stacy Ann Ferguson to Fergie Duhamel after a judge gave the sign off on Friday.

Fergie -- who's been married to actor Josh Duhamel for nearly 5 years -- requested the name change last month, claiming she wanted it for a bunch of reasons ... not the least of which is that no one ever calls her Stacy.

Fergie had to publish a notice in a local newspaper for four weeks (just like Ron Artest before he became Metta World Peace), which she dutifully did.

And just like that, she's a new person -- at least legally.

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