Mötley Crüe star Nikki Sixx posted a new tweet on his verified Twitter account to remember an older Instagram post he shared in 2018.

In that post, Nikki shared the story of why and how he changed his dad’s name Frank Ferenna in 1979.

Here is the story:

“I changed my name from my dad’s name Frank Feranna in 1979.Right before I changed it I was Nikki London and then was about to go with Nikki Nine but settled on Nikki Sixx legally.

Here I am in 1976 with a Les Paul I bought at @redstradingpostin Twin Falls Idaho with money I saved moving irrigation pipe at 5am 7 days a week on farms outside of Jerome Idaho.I think I am the luckiest bastard on earth but hard work, focus and vision plays a big part in changing your future.

The next project I am embarking on will flush out these concepts and hopefully motivate anybody dealing with naysayers and gatekeepers as well as our own self doubt. We all have a tipping point. The moment you make that leap of faith.WHATS YOURS?”

You can see Nikki’s both posts below.

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I changed my name from my dad’s name Frank Feranna in 1979.Right before I changed it I was Nikki London and then was about to go with Nikki Nine but settled on Nikki Sixx legally.Here I am in 1976 with a Les Paul I bought at @redstradingpost in Twin Falls Idaho with money I saved moving irrigation pipe at 5am 7 days a week on farms outside of Jerome Idaho.I think I am the luckiest bastard on earth but hard work, focus and vision plays a big part in changing your future. The next project I am embarking on will flush out these concepts and hopefully motivate anybody dealing with naysayers and gatekeepers as well as our own self doubt. We all have a tipping point.The moment you make that leap of faith.WHATS YOURS?

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