Prince’s many names (even more than you thought)

Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.

We all know Prince gave up his iconic mono-name for that love-arrow-thingy symbol for a while, and of course we had to call him “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” But what about “Joey Coco?”

Check out the list of all his names through the years:

Here are just a few of the pseudonyms and nicknames the late legend was known by:

  • Skipper (childhood nickname)
  • Jamie Starr (songs written for artists 1981-1984)
  • The Starr Company (songs written for artists 1981-1984)
  • Joey Coco (songs written for Sheena Easton and Kenny Rogers)
  • Paisley Park (production credits in early 1990s)
  • Alexander Nevermind (“Sugar Walls” by Sheena Easton)
  • Christopher (“Manic Monday” by The Bangles)
  • Prince
  • The Purple One
  • Love Symbol (unpronounceable)
  • The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (in lieu of unpronounceable symbol)
  • The Artist
  • Prince (again)
  • The Artist Formerly Known as “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince”