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 Graham Norton breaks Emma Stone’s heart Graham Norton pranks Emma Stone and it's so SO mean! Emma Stone cries over meeting which 90’s Pop Star? Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .