What was Emma Stone’s stage name going to be? Wed-29-Aug-12 16:59 Share this Actress Emma Stone was forced to find fame under her nickname because she couldn't find a moniker she liked when she realised her birth name was taken by another actress.The Help star adopted a pseudonym at random when she broke into the industry after realising Emily Stone was already registered with the Screen Actors Guild.However, while shooting a guest spot on popular U.S. TV show Malcolm in the Middle, the 23 year old knew she had to make a change after repeatedly ignoring staffers who were trying to address her.She tells Interview magazine, "I was 16 at the time, and I hadn't done anything yet, so I was like, 'I can be whatever I want to be. What name do I want to have?'"So I went though a list of names and picked Riley. But then I had an identity crisis pretty much right after because I had a guest part on Malcolm in the Middle and everyone kept on yelling, 'Riley!' and I didn't know who they were talking to. So I had to change my professional name to Emma, which my mum always called me."Wenn.com You May Also Like Emma Stone: 'I need to be normal' Emma Stone claims jealous tweets are due to a hacker Emma Stone is being a jealous girlfriend Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .