NOT AGAIN! – Sean Combs Aka Diddy Changes Name (Again!!)

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Newsflash, Diddy has officially changed his name to…

Puff Daddy (again!)

The rapper made the announcement in a teaser for his new single Big Homie.

Originally starting life as Sean Combs, he first adopted the name Puff Daddy in the early days of his rap career before later changing to P. Diddy, which he then shortened to just Diddy. Are you keeping up? For a brief time he even went by the names Swag, Puffy and Puff…

While undoubtedly topping most lists of celebs with pointless and bizarre names changes, he’s not the first and most certainly won’t be the last. We take a look at the next three contenders…

1. Prince

Name changes: Prince (Picture: PA)
Name changes: Prince (Picture: PA)

Born Prince Rogers Nelson, the Purple Rain singer originally went by his first name before changing to an unpronounceable symbol that was a combination of the symbols for man and woman.

Commonly referred to as ‘the Artist Formerly Known as Prince,’ despite his insistence that the correct term for his new moniker was Love Symbol No. 2, he eventually bit the bullet and reverted back to Prince.

2. Engelbert Humperdinck

Diddy back to Puff Daddy and more pointless name changes
Not his real name: Englebert Humperdinck (Picture: Getty Images)

First off, can you believe that’s not actually his real name and that he chose it? Born Arnold George Dorsey, the crooner and former UK Eurovision entry went by Gerry Dorsey professionally for a while before deciding in 1967 to relaunch himself along with a new name.

3. Snoop Dogg

Hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, performs at the J.A.M. Awards, in New York City, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007. The J.A.M. Awards are held in memory of Run-D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay, real name Jason Mizell, who was killed in a recording studio shooting in 2002. (AP Photo/Andy Kropa)
You’ll always be Snoop D-O-double-G to us (Picture: AP)

Rapper and reality TV star Snoop Dogg underwent not one but three names changes in 2013 alone. After a few weeks of being Snoop Lion most had gone back to calling him Snoop D-O-double-G again. He then decided to give rebranding himself another crack with Snoopzilla, but realistically he shall forever be known as Snoop Dogg.

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