Liv Morgan Talks Origin Of Her Name – Liv Morgan joined 98.5 The Sport Hub’s Wrestling Inside The Ropes program to promote WWE’s upcoming live event in Boston, where she and Bianca Belair will challenge Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship.
Morgan (real name Gionna Jene Daddio) told the story about how she got the name Liv Morgan, and how she almost wound up with a different surname.
“The real background is that when you arrive to the Performance Center, when it’s time to create your character, you send in a list of names,” Morgan said. “I must’ve sent in three different list of names and they thought all my names were so terrible. All the names I picked they thought were so bad. So literally I show up to TV one day at Full Sail for an NXT taping. And they pulled me aside and were like ‘alright, you’re either Liv Morgan or your Liv Gallows.’ And I was like ‘I guess I pick Liv Morgan.’
“I always liked the name Liv. I didn’t really like Morgan, but I grew to love it. I grew to love it all. I’ve found so many little puns to use Liv for and little fun little things. Smackdown Liv, You Only Liv Once, Liv Is Life, Watch Me Liv. I can go on and on and on.”
Liv Morgan has now spent nearly seven years with WWE and has amassed quite a few supporters and mentors over the years. While she gave credit to many backstage, Morgan still singled out a few women’s wrestlers and backstage personal that have been really helpful for her.
“I feel like I’ve had so many,” Morgan said in regards to mentors and advocates. “I’ve had so many people luckily on my side and on my team that just want the best for me. Natalya has been so great. TJ (Wilson) has been so great. Bayley, Tamina. Tons of people in the back as far as production and the writing team. They’ve all just been really, really gracious and happy for me, especially over the last couple of months now that I’m getting all thee cool opportunitie. It’s been really great and really nice.”