Destiny In A Name
People think they know everything about Madonna but a lot of the things they know ofter come from assumptions or hearsay.
After 30 years from her debut there are still people in the media in Europe that like to believe that “Madonna” is only the provocative stage name of a singer actually named Veronica Louise Ciccone. This still happens a lot in Italy and France, where it’s virtually impossible for catholics to believe that’s her real name.
As all the die hard fans know, the Queen Of Pop, was the first female child in her family and was named after her mother, the late Madonna Fortin. But to add insult to injury, even some of her fans take this theory as gospel truth.
Digging some of her early interviews from the 80’s it interesting to read Madonna commenting on her own first name (Madonna) and her confirmation name (Veronica) – the one some catholics add to their first name when in their teens “confirm their faith”:
“I sometimes think I was born to live up to my name. How could I be anything else but what I am having been
named Madonna? I would either have ended up a nun or this.
Nuns are sexy! Growing up I thought nuns were very beautiful. In fact if I hadn’t grown up to become a star I would have become a nun. The reason I am not a nun is because you can’t take your own name. How could I change my name?
I have the most holy name a woman could have. But if I had to change it I’d use my confirmation name, Veronica. I chose her because she wiped the face of Christ, which I thought was really dramatic.”
The concept is pretty clear here, huh? Madonna‘s real name is actually Madonna!