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Country Stars’ Real Names: Shania Twain

Shania Twain
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Real Name: Eileen Regina Edwards

Shania Twain changed her first name upon moving to Nashville, but Twain was already her legal last name, as it was the name of the step-father who raised her. Music industry executives decided Eileen Twain didn’t jump off of an album cover, so they settled on Shania, which means “I’m on my way” in a Native American dialect.

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