Left, RCT council is not the first example of new identities - people like Gordon Sumner
(Sting) and Reg Dwight (Elton John) also decided a change of name was in order.
Sting, real name Gordon Sumner
, said: "People reacted to The Police coming back as if mum and dad had got together, you could see that emotion in the audience.
IN the years before he found fame in The Police, Gordon Sumner
, earned a living as a teacher - a role which inspired the song Don't Stand So Close to Me.
And while you're at it, how about putting in a call to Gordon Sumner
, who once owned a decent hurdler called Sandalay but who seems to have been out of racing for an age.
Sting, 57, real name Gordon Sumner
, and his wife Trudie Styler, 55, were "beside themselves with worry" and rushed to the Los Angeles hospital where Coco had been admitted.
But the protest by the singer - real name Gordon Sumner
-seems likely to be ignored.
, better known as Sting, and one of the most successful rock stars in the world, admitted he was 'surprised and flattered' by his CBE.
Meanwhile, of course, the wellknown "milkman's son from Wallsend" Gordon Sumner
- better known as Sting - has been one of the planet's foremost rock stars for nearly four decades.
Sting, whose real name is Gordon Sumner
, left the North East over 30 years ago and now lives in New York with his wife Trudie Styler, who was also in the front row of the school hall.
Property records show Sting - using his real name Gordon Sumner
- closed the deal on the 16th-floor, 5,500sq ft condominium apartment on March 11.
scored a unique double in June 1983: a No.
The multi-millionaire real name Gordon Sumner
admitswithout his music he ``might well have become a delinquent''.
Fellow Tynesiders, Gordon Sumner
- better known as Sting - and Declan Donnelly are among the school's other alumni.
Former Police star Sting, born Gordon Sumner
, drew on his childhood growing up in Newcastle.
By what name as a pop star is Gordon Sumner