Cate Blanchett may change name to Ethel over hate for name Down Under

December 8th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Cate Blanchett is afraid that she might have to change her name to Ethel because her real name is not celebrated in her native Australia.

The Oscar winning actress recently received a letter from a fan, which revealed that her name was similar to a disliked Aussie banker.

“It was quite painful to read because their (fans) farm in Australia had been repossessed and the woman from the bank, who had repossessed the farm, was called Caitlin Blankett, Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.

“The man had written to me saying would I please change my name because every time his wife sees my films she bursts into tears,” she added.

And Blanchett has already started considering a new name

“I quite like the name Ethel,” she said. (ANI)

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