Anne Hathaway Has Asked Everyone To Stop Calling Her ‘Anne’

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Okay, this is going to take quite a bit of getting used to…

The beloved actress, Anne Hathaway has come forward with something quite strange this week…

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And it’s all to do with her name.

Because, as it turns out…

She really hates her own name!

And she’d prefer to be referred to as something else in the future.

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Want to find out why? Then read on…

Now, we all know that there are some seriously quirky names out there…

Especially when it comes to celebrities and their babies! So let’s take a quick look at some of the most strange…

Friends star Courteney Cox’s baby sounds delicious!

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin also went for a foody option.

You can’t expect Beyonce to do things by halves, right?

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz’s kid is so over Brooklyn…

Cardi B totally went for it with her baby name!

Kourtney Kardashian went for a regal theme.

We literally can’t choose the weirdest of Kimye’s baby names.

Kylie Jenner’s kid did give us one of the most iconic memes of the year, though.

George Lucas went for a pretty epic-sounding name.

Toni Braxton paid tribute to everyone’s favorite pants material.

Yep, Usher’s son is also called Usher. Good lord.

Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna’s baby is certainly dreamier than their current relationship status.

Jason Bateman is clearly a big syrup fan.

Dusty? Are you sure, Adam Levine?

Hey, at least David Duchovny went for something accurate.

Michael Jackson’s very offbeat choice here.

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s baby name is kind of sadly ironic.

Sam Worthington went more “out of this world” with his choice.

Nicholas Cage paid tribute to his love for Superman by giving his kid Clark Kent’s Kryptonite name.

X Æ A-12.

Elon Musk and Grimes literally made global headlines when they announced their child’s crazy computer-like name last year.


Cameron Diaz isn’t afriad to think outside of the box when it comes to her children’s name, clearly!

Bear Blaze.

We’re not quite sure what Kate Winslet was thinking with this one!

Well, we’ve got to say…

We absolutely love all of those weird and wonderful names, but its easy to see why people don’t take to them very easily.

Yet believe it or not…

Some people really don’t like regular names either.

And this brings us back to today’s story about Anne Hathaway.

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The Devil Wears Prada actress recently opened up about how she actually hates being called “Anne.”

She appeared on The Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon last night…

And she explained the reasoning behind her hatred of her name.

She “hates her stage name” and would prefer to be called anything but Anne.

“Call me Annie, everybody, everybody, call me Annie, please,” she said at the start of the interview. “It’s…Can we talk about my name for a second?”

According to Hathaway, she despises being called Anne but got stuck with it when she was forced to choose a professional name for herself at fourteen.

“When I was fourteen-years-old, I did a commercial and I had to get my SAG card and they asked me, ‘What do you want your name to be?’ And I was like, ‘Well, it should be my name. My name’s Anne Hathaway.’ So that seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that for the rest of my life, people will call me Anne.”

Hathaway went on to reveal that in her personal life, nobody calls her Anne…

Which is mind-blowing!
“The only person who calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she’s really mad at me, like really mad,” she explained, “So every time I step out in public, and someone calls my name, I think they’re going to yell at me.”

She explained that, when she’s on a film set, the crew has to come up with “workarounds” so they don’t call her Anne.

“People are like, ‘Anne!’ And I’m like ‘What? What did I do?’ People are so lovely… They don’t want to be presumptuous and so I think they come up with workarounds on set because the truth is nobody’s comfortable with calling me Anne ever. It doesn’t fit. I’m an Annie.”

So it looks like we’re calling her Annie Hathaway from now on!

Check out the full interview here.