Why did Annie LeBlanc change her name? For those who missed the big change, you might be surprised to see the actress credited at Jules on recent episodes of Side Hustle.
Annie LeBlanc, now known as Jules, originally gained fans through her YouTube channels. She has over four million subscribers on her channel which started with her gymnastics videos, but moved to singing too.
Now, Jules stars alongside Jayden Bartels on Nickelodeon’s comedy series Side Hustle. Playing the role of Lex, she’s been a Nickelodeon star since 2020.
Coincidentally, it was around the same time she changed her name.
Why did Annie LeBlanc change her name?
Annie became Jules in October of 2020, when she changed it on social media. Well, her real name is actually Julianna, so even Annie was a nickname. However, the YouTuber also went by the nickname Jules her whole life.
According to some fans, Jules went by Annie in her childhood because her younger brother struggled to pronounce Julianna.
After changing her name from Annie to Jules on TikTok, she went on Instagram to talk about it.
“So a lot of you may know that I’m starting to go by Jules. My real name is Julianna, so I’m starting to go by Jules. I changed my TikTok, and surprisingly, a lot of people liked it, and I was not ready for it. I feel like for some reason people are mad that I’m doing it.”
“I’m going to keep my Annie LeBlanc, because not everybody who knows who I am just automatically will know that I’m going by Jules,” she added. “I don’t really know how to tell everybody, but the next step for me is to change my Instagram, but I’m nervous because I want you guys to like it.”
Now, she’s Jules LeBlanc on all her social media, including Instagram. She’s yet to confirm exactly why she decided it was time to change her name, but it happened around the time Jules started her acting career so perhaps it was just for a fresh start.
What do fans think of ‘Jules LeBlanc’?
At first, fans were seemingly confused by the name change from Annie LeBlanc to Jules. “Can someone tell me why Annie LeBlanc’s name is suddenly Jules PLS I AM SO CONFUSED,” asked one.
However, many came round to the new name pretty quick: “i just realised Annie LeBlanc change her name being Jules LeBlanc, but sounds nice,” tweeted one fan.
“Jules LeBlanc. such a pretty name,” added another.