Stassi Schroeder was an original cast member on “Vanderpump Rules,” and she had that polarizing ice princess thing to the tee. For the first eight seasons of the show, the OG SURver was a master at throwing shadows and making spontaneous one-liners. But in June 2020, her reign as reality TV queen came to an abrupt end when Schröder was fired from the Bravo hit amid a racism scandal.
Schroeder wrote all about her fall — and comeback — in her 2022 book, Off With My Head. As she became vulnerable about her past mistakes and biggest regrets, fans were given a glimpse into her life after “Vanderpump Rules,” as well as her new chapter as a mom after Schroeder gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in January 2021 had brought with the name Hartford.
But despite this information cleanup, do the fans know the real Stassi Schroeder? It turns out that even her name isn’t right.
Stassi Schröder’s real name consists of many syllables
Stassi Schroeder is not the same girl who grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. After Schroeder moved to Los Angeles and joined “Vanderpump Rules,” she admitted to undergoing chin implant surgery to transform her face, per Bravo. Schroeder is open about her transformation into plastic surgery, which happened at the age of 19 and was a graduation gift from her parents. In her first book, Next Level Basic, Schroeder admitted she was “desperate” for a bigger chin and a defined jawline, Bravo.
However, Schroeder was less forthcoming about some of the more basic things, like her real name. While Stassi was the name she used in “Vanderpump Rules,” that’s really just a nickname. According to Bustle, former Bravo star Nastassia’s real name is Bianca Schroeder. Add her married surname Clark and so on to the mix is a long nickname.
Schroeder has said very little about the meaning of her real name, but in 2017 she tweeted, “Nastassia Bianca Schroeder. (What was my mother thinking?).”
Stassi Schroeder also gave her daughter a long name
Stassi Schroeder thought a lot about her daughter’s name, but it all started with a dream. In January 2021, Schroeder and her husband, Beau Clark, welcomed daughter Hartford Charlie Rose Clark. Schroeder’s baby name was inspired by family members on both sides of Hartford’s family.
A Reddit thread noted that Schroeder once told fans on Instagram that the baby’s first name came after Clark had a dream that they named their daughter Hartford, and that when they found out, the baby left a hole in her heart had (which has since healed reality blurb), the name just “stuck”. According to People, the name Charlie was used in honor of Clark’s father, and Rose was Schroeder’s grandmother’s name.
Schroeder gave her daughter a funny nickname early on. “We call her ‘Velo’ (short for Velociraptor) because she has big baby dinosaur vibes, ESP when she cries, whines or tries to poop,” the new mom wrote on Instagram in March 2021. Now that Hartford is a toddler, she’s often called “Beaut” by her proud mom, who obviously loves a good nickname.