Emma Stone says she changed her name because of the Spice Girls (Video)

Little known fact: Emma Stone’s real first name is Emily. Another not-so-little-known fact: Emma Stone loves the Spice Girls.

What you didn’t know until now is that the “La La Land” actress who was born Emily Jean Stone in fact changed her name to Emma because of her favorite member of the girl group, Baby Spice.

“I wanted to be called Emma because of Baby Spice and guess what, now I am,” Stone said on “The Tonight Show.” “It’s pretty messed up.”

“This just changed your Wikipedia page right now,” Jimmy Fallon replied.

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Emma Stone attends the Fox Searchlight TIFF Party at Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Emma Stone attends the 'Battle of the Sexes' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by J. Merritt/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Emma Stone attends the HFPA & InStyle Annual Celebration of 2017 Toronto International Film Festival held at Windsor Arms Hotel on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Emma Stone (R) and Billie Jean King attend the 2017 US Open Women's Final with Hilary Swank and Philip Schneider at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/WireImage)
TELLURIDE, CO - SEPTEMBER 02: Emma Stone attends the Telluride Film Festival 2017 on September 2, 2017 in Telluride, Colorado. (Photo by Paul Best/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Emma Stone is seen filming 'Maniac' for Netflix on August 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Actress Emma Stone attends the AFI Life Achievement Award gala at Dolby Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Emma Stone attends the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park on May 7, 2017 in Ascot, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 26: Emma Stone arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, Los Angeles on February 26, 2017. (Photo by Philip Rock/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Emma Stone poses in the press room at the 89th annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Emma Stone arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Emma Stone arrives at the 10th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Nightingale Plaza on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Emma Stone attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Emma Stone attends Vanity Fair and Barneys New York Private Dinner in Celebration of 'La La Land' at Chateau Marmont on February 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Emma Stone attends the BAFTA nominees party on February 11, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, February 6 included Emma Stone (La La Land), NFL Super Bowl Champion Danny Amendola and musical guest MUNA. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) EMMA STONE, JIMMY KIMMEL
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 6: Actress Emma Stone arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 03: Actress Emma Stone attends the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival 'Outstanding Performers Of The Year' award presentation at the Arlington Theater on February 3, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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Turns out Stone is such a mega fan that she’s already seen the band several times and will see them again whenever tickets go on sale for a planned reunion tour. But she clarified that the name change wasn’t strictly because of the Spice Girls … except, yes it was.

“It wasn’t necessarily because of her, but yes, in second grade, did I go up to the teacher and ask her on the first day to call me Emma? Yes, I did,” Stone said. “Was it because of Emma Lee Bunton of the Spice Girls? Yes, it was.”

To complicate things, Stone actually told W magazine back in 2017 that she changed her stage name because there was another actress who was already named Emily Stone, first settling on Riley and then switching to Emma after realizing she’d never be able to pull off responding to “Riley.” She even said that if it were up to her, she would like her old name back.

But to put Stone literally to the test, Fallon gave her a BuzzFeed quiz to determine which Spice Girl she actually is. After picking several nonsense words like “Dingus” and preferring the scent “Lavender,” Stone actually ended up with Posh Spice, who is very disappointed that Stone didn’t actually change her name to Victoria.

Stone will appear in “The Favourite” opening on Nov. 23. Watch her segment on “The Tonight Show” above.

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Victoria Beckham, Mel C, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Mel B from The Spice Girls (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham pose for a photo shoot at the Four Seasons Hotel on April 29, 1997 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 04: The Spice Girls attending the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, NYC. 09/04/1997 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 16: A young girl holds the Spice Girls dolls which were unveiled at the Toy Retailers Fair in London by the Character Group which has exclusive rights to distribute the dolls in the UK 16 October. (Photo credit should read JOHNNY EGGITT/AFP/Getty Images)
Paris, FRANCE: (FILES) File photo dated 16 December 1997 shows the Spice Girls posing at a hotel in Paris. Pop group the Spice Girls announced 28 June 2007 they are to reform for a world tour, saying 'girl power is back and stronger than ever,' in a statement posted on their website. AFP PHOTO THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, UNITED STATES - 1998: L to R Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Victoria Adams from the Spice Girls in Indianapolis celebrating their hit 'Viva Forever' reaching number 1. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
L-R Mel C (Melanie Chisolm), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel B (Melanie Brown), Victoria Adams of the Spice Girls pose for a studio group portrait in 1998 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Prior/Redferns)
Portrait of UK pop group The Spice Girls (Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell) photographed in London in 1998. Job: 34206 Ref: SDD - Non-Exclusive - World Rights Only (Photo by Steve Brown/Photoshot/Getty Images)
Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JANUARY 14: Pop group Spice Girls: 'Posh Spice' Victoria Adams, 'Scary Spice' Melanie Brown, 'Baby Spice' Emma Bunton, 'Ginger Spice' Geri Hallliwell and 'Sporty Spice' Melanie Chisholm promote their new movie 'Spice World' on January 14, 1998 at Planet Hollywood in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 10: BRIT AWARDS, LONDON ARENA Photo of SPICE GIRLS, Group portrait L-R Melanie Brown (Mel B), Victoria Adams (Beckham), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) (Photo by JMEnternational/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 10: BRIT AWARDS, EARLS COURT Photo of SPICE GIRLS, Group performing live on stage L-R Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams (Beckham), Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown (Mel B) (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 01: WEMBLEY ARENA Photo of SPICE GIRLS, Group performing live on stage Spiceworld tour L-R Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams (Beckham), Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown (Mel B) (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: The Spice Girls pop group pose for photographs next to their life-size wax models at Madame Tussaud's Rock Circus in Piccadilly 17 December 1999 in London. (From L) Scary, Posh, Sporty and Baby are the first pop band combo to be modelled since the Beatles in 1964. (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON - DECEMBER 15: Sarah Ferguson with daughters Eugene and Beatrice pose with The Spice Girls on December 15, 1999 at Earls Court, London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Spice Girls in New York City, New York (Photo by RJ Capak/WireImage)
UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 13: HEATHROW AIRPORT Photo of SPICE GIRLS and Victoria BECKHAM and Geri HALLIWELL and Mel B and Melanie BROWN and Emma BUNTON and Mel C and Melanie CHISOLM, L-R: Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Mel B (Melanie Brown), Emma Bunton, Mel C (Melanie Chisolm) posed, group shot, at opening of Virgin Terminal 5 (Photo by Stuart Mostyn/Redferns)
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