To make it big, celebrities sometimes switch up their given names, creating entirely new stage personas that they take on before catapulting into stardom. They may shorten their monikers, go by childhood nicknames, or use their middle names. Well, other stars use the first and last names they were given at birth, but secretly have some pretty shocking middle names that are totally unique, just like they are!

These go beyond the anything you would ever expect. Seriously, you never would have guessed Hilary Duff's was Erhard, right? Jennifer Lawrence and her former beau Nicholas Hoult also have unexpected middle names that will totally delight you. Hint: Ciara's middle name is pretty royal.

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Watch the video to see ten stars' utterly surprising middle names. Did any of these middle names shock you? Sound off in the comments below, and let us know yours too!