Famous for his hits 'Pony' and well... that's it really, Ginuwine is a name we all know well. The spelling not so much, but hey, whatevs.
The star is currently residing in the Celebrity Big Brother house in the UK alongside Aussie gender illusionist Courtney Act and this week revealed that Courtney isn't the only one who doesn't go by their real name.
Ginuwine has revealed his name is in fact... Elgin Lumpkin.
That is some nursery rhyme character name REALNESS right there!
When explaining where the name came from, Ginuwine said it's "country, North Carolina, Detroit and DC of course". His CBB housemates loved his real name saying it sounded like a cartoon character.
As for the origin of his stage name, other than it representing who he is as a person, the performer explained he always wanted to hear a crowd say his name and of course it had to be the typical three syllables, perfect for a chant!