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Everyone has a name that they prefer. It can be a completely unrelated nickname, a shortened version of their full name, or like some people, a middle name that they go by rather than their first name. For the most part, we seem to know what names people prefer to be called, so when we learn that we’ve been calling someone by the wrong name it can be a little jarring.

As it turns out, during an interview with The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Anne Hathaway revealed some pretty surprising information. We all know Anne Hathaway as the star of some of our favorite movies such as Ella Enchanted, The Princess Diaries, and many more. But what we might not have known, is that Anne isn’t her preferred name.

As she explained to Jimmy, “Call me Annie, everybody. Everybody, call me Annie, please.”

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She then went on to explain how this mistake of identity came to be. Back when she was 14 years old, she did a commercial. As a result, she had to get a SAG card. When she signed up for it, she had to give her name. She gave her full name, Anne Hathaway, because at the time she thought it was the right thing to do. But she didn’t think long-term in regards to people calling her “Anne” for the rest of her career.

She then followed up saying that only her mother calls her Anne when she is angry, and joked that “every time I step out in public and someone calls my name I think they’re gonna yell at me.”

Hathaway explained that in her day-to-day life, everyone just calls her Annie. She added that some people even have nicknamed her “Ms. H” or “Hath,” and stated, “so feel free to call me anything but Anne.”

So, it seems that we’ve been getting it wrong this whole time. What do you think of her name revelation? Let us know!

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