Ricky Martin Changed His Name
02/23/2011 - 13:15 ||
When he was younger, Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin had to change his nickname after learning that it meant female genitalia in several parts of Asia.
According to People en Español, the 38-year-old star told Don Francisco that as a young boy, he was called ‘Quique’ or ‘Kiki’, both of which are nicknames for the name Enrique, the star’s real name. Martin soon found out that it meant vagina in the Philippines.
“Imagine if they called you … Vagina Martin,” he told the host of Don Francisco Presenta. “No, it can’t be, so they changed my name to Ricky."