Scarlett Johansson hates her nickname

Don't call her Scar-Jo

In a move that will almost certainly ensure she gets called it twice as much, Scarlett Johansson has revealed she hates the popular shortening of her name to the contrived abbreviation "Scar-Jo".

“It's laziness,” she told USA Today. “People can't actually say the whole name? It's just bizarre… If I hear somebody say that, I know I don't know them at all.”

Traditionally, it has only been younger Hollywood starlets who’ve had their first and second names hyphened together, and Johansson goes on to query why “serious actors” don’t come in for the same treatment.

“So Cate Blanchett is not, like, 'Ca-Bla'?” she queried. “Why is that? Why do I have to get stuck with a mangled moniker?" She went on to suggest Da-Day for Daniel Day-Lewis, which we must confess, we rather like.

Anyway, we’ve received the warning loud and clear, which is why poor Scarlett will now be referred to exclusively by her full name. Unless of course she stars in a film with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, in which case the temptation might be too much to resist…

Abbreviated names - affectionate or infuriating? Tell us, below.


    • badger86

      Dec 19th 2011, 13:29

      The whole trend is f*****g irritating. It's text/net speak seeping into real world vocabulary...bad times.

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    • MikeyRix

      Dec 19th 2011, 15:13

      @badger86 Hear hear.

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    • Heisenberg

      Dec 19th 2011, 15:41

      totally agree, when you read them, they look awful enough but when you hear them being said, then they are simply cringe worthy.

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    • demmike

      Dec 19th 2011, 15:47

      why does anyone care?

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    • ChrisWootton

      Dec 19th 2011, 16:31

      Yes, why care about such a thing as the English language indeed.

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 19th 2011, 17:03

      its because of all those failed journalists who ended up writing celebrity mags... I'm not naming names, I dont need that kind of HEAT

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    • Heisenberg

      Dec 19th 2011, 18:04


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    • writerdave87

      Dec 19th 2011, 23:45

      I'm amazed that that weirdo who's convinced Scarlett Johanson is a clone hasn't popped up yet here lol

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    • sergal

      Dec 20th 2011, 5:14

      find out more about real Scarlett by typing Scarlett Johansson actress clone in Google search bar and you would see much more then in The Island movie..

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 20th 2011, 22:14

      Oh there he is.

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