Maggie Gyllenhaal Discovered Her First Name Isn’t ‘Maggie’

Charles Sykes/NBC(NEW YORK) -- When Maggie Gyllenhaal recently saw her birth certificate, she made a shocking discovery: Her name isn't Maggie.

It's Margalit.

"I actually really love that, but [to me] it's not my name," she said on ABC's Live with Kelly & Michael. "Maggie's on everything! Maggie's on my driver's license, my passport, everything!"

Gyllenhaal, 36, said she stumbled across the finding while gathering the paperwork necessary to legally take the last name of her husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard. When she confronted her parents about the name confusion, she said they didn't remember naming her "Margalit."

"I wish that was my name," she added, "but it isn't!"


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