It's official: Robert Pattinson is tired of his "RPattz" nickname.
Here at MTV News, we've been aware of Pattinson's dislike for the moniker since our first interactions with the heartthrob on the set of "Twilight" when he thought up his own nickname, Spunk Ransom. However, according to a recent interview promoting "Bel Ami" and his upcoming "Cosmopolis" with U.K. newspaper The Guardian, Pattinson revealed that he would like nothing more than for everyone to forget all about RPattz.
"When I got this part, every single article that came out was 'RPattz's struggle for credibility!'; I don't understand who invented that thing, 'RPattz,' I want to strangle them," he told the paper. "But once you've made that step, everything afterwards is not like, 'RPattz's continuing struggle for credibility!' You've got to come up with something else, so it gets a little bit easier."
This week's "Twilight" Tuesday is dedicated to helping Pattinson come up with that "something else." I enlisted the trusty nickname-generating minds of my colleagues here at MTV News.
My five favorite suggestions are: Bob Pattz, Pattzy Cline, Robward, the Artist Formerly Known as Edward Cullen, and St. Pattzy (shout-outs to Kevin Sullivan, Jason Kaufman and MVP Jessica Hyndman for their brilliant suggestions).
Those familiar enough with Pattinson know him as Rob, so perhaps he would be open to the public embracing the equally familiar-sounding Bob. And if he doesn't like any form of Pattz, perhaps we can go with Bob Patts? "The Artist Formerly Known as Edward Cullen" is lots of fun, but a little wordy for most headlines, so maybe we can shorten to TAFKaEC — or go all the way Prince and think up an appropriate symbol.
Another option is to shorten to his initials, RP, though that might not be descriptive enough to indicate we're talking about Pattinson and it might be too close to R.I.P., which does not help the cause at all. Maybe we should go old-school with his initial suggestion of Spunk Ransom.
What say you, Pattinson fans? What should his new nickname be? Let us know in the comments!
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