“It’s fun to be someone else,” Cobie Smulders said. Apparently that’s true– a lot of celebrities adopt fake names, even identities, when in public. But Cobie? Her name could be fake. It sounds too perfect, too Hollywood. But that is her real name, at least part of it.
Smulders, star of “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Avengers,” and the new Netflix series “Friends From College” was blessed with a perfect name for acting. But it is just a nickname. Her full name is Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders. Her fancy name came from her fancy folks who are Dutch and English. Apparently it is very European to be given two-plus middle names in order to honor both sides of your family.