Her full identify is Eilleen Regina Twain.
On why she modified her identify she explained, “It’s really a protracted story. In brief, I used to be born Eilleen Regina Edwards, after which I used to be adopted and I grew to become Eilleen Regina Twain. Then I grew to become knowledgeable singer and I wanted a stage identify that sounded rather less like my grandmother’s identify, as a result of I’m named after my grandmother, each my grandmothers, Eilleen and Regina.”
“I feel, in my thoughts, I used to be simply not likely eager to be referred to as my grandmother’s identify onstage, so I made a decision to alter it to Shania Twain,” she added. “I met someone with the identify Shania, thought it was lovely, and Shania Twain was born.”