The Name Game
|Sociology's essential wisdom is that social forces shapes our personal choices. What about the choice to change one's name -- a practice that has long been common among Hollywood celebrities? See how many of the original names below you can recognize; click on the name to reveal the name they chose.|
|In recent years, more the Hollywood crowd have been keeping
their given names, rather than changing them to more WASP-sounding names.
In all likelihood, this reflects our society's increasing acceptance of
many cultural traditions. Here are a few examples: Janeane Garofalo, Gary
Sinese, Salma Hayek, Mario Bello, Cameron Diaz, John Malkovich, and Leonardo