Meaning of A Name

With a real name like Amethyst Amelia Kelly, it's hardly surprising that the Australian rapper decided to pick up a stage name. So how did she arrive at Iggy Azalea? When her dog Iggy, named after rocker Iggy Pop, survived a run-in with a snake, Azalea had a name-plate necklace made in his honor. 

"Everybody started to think that my name was Iggy, so … I took it on board and started rapping with it," she said. Soon after, her grandfather suggested she shouldn't have a one-word stage name and the "Fancy" singer added "Azalea", "because that is a street name that my mom and family live on … it sounds very feminine and I thought it would balance out 'Iggy' being so masculine."

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