Found February 29, 2012 on Sun Sentinel:
Mike Stanton must have gotten tired of being confused with the former lefty specialist of the same name. Actually, the Miami Marlins slugger figured his first name is pretty cool and he should use it. Henceforth, he will go by Giancarlo Stanton. The change already is reflected on his baseball-reference.com page. Not quite as shocking as Leo Nunez becoming Juan Carlos Oviedo, but significant nonetheless. Stanton’s official name is Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton. Tired of having to correct everyone, Stanton as a youth went by Mike. Giancarlo is Italian for John Charles, which is English for Juan Carlos. So technically, Stanton and the former Marlins closer (and a certain Marlins beat writer, ahem) all have the same name now. Between 2003-’10, the name Giancarlo ranked between 661 and 722 among the top 1,000 boys’ names in the United States. Maybe the most popular Giancarlo going right now is actor Giancarlo Esposito (Gus on Breaking Badand Buggin Out in Do the Right Thing). Good chanc...
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