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Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman reveal their REAL birth names - The Graham Norton Show | BBC

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Oct 09, 2015

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  • And Meryl Streep, you weren't always Meryl Streep. What oh?
  • No at first that's birth I
  • Had to be named Mary because my mother's name was Mary and her mother's name was Mary and I was marrying
  • my first daughter Mary
  • You know yeah, I'm that way
  • What do you call it read your habit
  • No, no trying to fit in you know make everybody happy in the family basically so
  • Yeah, but my mother's
  • What was the question?
  • My name you weren't ma'am. What is your name?
  • Yeah, I was born I was born Mary and Louise was my mother's best friend Louise Buckman
  • so I was named after her and
  • But I was always called Merrill my father's made that name up
  • And he he liked that name and so I hated it. I wanted to be named patty or Kathy or
  • Patty Kathy Debbie
  • Wouldn't you yeah probably yes, but I had glasses and my name was Marilyn
  • Be on the end the street should been Street I always wished why didn't they just put the tea on the end instead of pee
  • Coming out now nicole kidman you had an adorable name when you were little a sort of pet name
  • Unless I'm wrong
  • It won't record is it is it who Killarney? Oh? No, that's not my pet name. That's my Hawaiian name
  • Yeah, cuz I was born in Hawaii well, so does everyone get in Hawaiian name if you're born in the wife. No, but I did
  • Hot Kalani, what does it mean it means? Heavenly star?
  • Slightly undermines it explain where your parents got the name from the Honolulu Zoo there was a
  • Baby, elephant that was born at the same time as me whispered ha Kalani
  • We we felt we read about it, so we Google it there was a picture, this is a picture of who Kalani the elephant
  • That really then you've got it wouldn't be amazing if we had hookah line out back so we
  • Happened to Kalani and very kindly someone I think names Barbara. She found time to email back
  • Hello, ha because that's what you say
  • Barbara writes I am sorry to say that Oh Kalani dived at the Honolulu Zoo on November 13th 1970
  • 1970 now you would think busy busy busy running a zoo, I'll stop my email there, that's all they wanted to know no Barbara continues
  • She was found dead in the moat of her exhibits
  • This was in 1970 and other members of like a busy yesterday
  • She was found in the moat, it was speculated that she was pushed in by another young elephant
  • Jealous of the mothering attention she was receiving from an older FIBA. I wish there was a more warm and fuzzy angle to this story
  • Good luck with your interview
  • You

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Together on Graham’s sofa tonight: Hollywood superstars Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman talk about their real and childhood names.

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