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Tori Amos legally changes her name
Tori Amos has legally changed her name to her stage alias because she hated her birth name's link with notorious English serial killer Myra Hindley.
The 45-year-old singer - who now lives in England - was born Myra Ellen Amos, but says she refused to answer to her given name from a young age, introducing herself as Ellen instead.
But now, after another change of heart, only her niece and nephews are allowed to call her Aunt Ellen, because she didn't "become Tori" until after they were born.
She explained to Spin magazine: "Tori's my legal name [now]. [Myra's] just a bad name, come on! Wasn't Myra Hindley the worst serial killer that's ever lived? She killed children!"
Tori's latest album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, is out now.