As a lowly writer, I often wonder what it must be like to live the glitzy and glamorous life of a celebrity. I'd spend my days frequenting fancy restaurants and exclusive events, hanging out and sharing experiences with my (presumably equally famous) pals, and making the most of my limitless riches by travelling the world and checking myself in at the most luxurious hotels that money could buy.
However, I would be a little wary of crazed fans trying to hunt me down. And it seems that this is not an unjustified fear, either, as many famous folks go to extreme lengths in order to conceal their identity while out in public - especially when they have to give their name out to someone.
But, of course, there is a simple solution to this: give a fake name.
Here are 15 celebrities who do exactly that - and have a little fun with it at the same time...1. Kim Kardashian - Princess Jasmine
You can sort of see the resemblance, too.2. Elton John - Judas Fart
As well as choosing this juvenile pseudonym, Elton has also been known to use "Sir Binky Poodle Clip" and "Sir Humphrey Handbag".3. Tom Hanks - Harry Lauder/Johnny Madrid
Hanks borrowed these names from a comedian and trumpet player, respectively.4. Rick Astley - Dick Spatsley
Let's hope he never gives this one up.5. Britney Spears - Alotta Warmheart
The iconic singer is also known to have used Mrs. Diana Prince, Queen of the Fairy Dance, and Mrs Abra Cadabra.6. Harry Styles - Mick Green
Keeping it low-key (unlike his fashion).7. Justin Bieber - Chandler Bing
Could this be any more suspicious?8. Jay-Z - Frank Sinatra
Arguably way more recognisable than Shawn Carter.9. Slash - I P Freely
Say it aloud and you'll understand why it's funny.10. Angelina Jolie - Miss Lollipop
She's a sucker for a sweet name.11. Brad Pitt - Bryce Pilaf
Not quite as catchy as his ex's.12. Matt Damon - Mr. President
Somebody has a bit of an ego problem.13. Ozzy Osbourne - Prince Albert
Those familiar with body piercings may know this isn't just the name of a British royal.14. Kristen Stewart - Chuck Steak
It works because it's a cut of meat and a way of killing off her Twilight boyfriend (almost).15. Jessica Alba - Cash Money
This might sound super shallow, but it's actually an homage to her husband, Cash Warren.
So, next time you're checking into a hotel, why not ask if Chandler Bing is staying in the same place? You never know, you might get lucky.