Cheryl Cole and Cher Lloyd are in dispute, according to reports, over what to call the aspiring X Factor singer.

Cher Lloyd is reportedly considering using the stage name Cher-L

Cher Lloyd is reportedly considering using the stage name Cher-L

 Cher Lloyd is reportedly considering using the stage name Cher-L

Cheryl Cole and Cher Lloyd are in dispute, according to reports, over what to call the aspiring X Factor singer.

The Sun said that Cher, who impressed judges with her rendition of Shakespears Sister ballad Stay on Saturday night, wants to be known as Cher-L but that her mentor, Cheryl, feels the new name is too similar to her own.

A show insider told the newspaper: “Cher has already been called a mini-Cheryl and now she could end up with almost the same name.”

Music chiefs came up with the idea of using the name Cher-L, using the first letter of her last name to rebrand the 17-year-old rapper, after the ITV series ends.

The singer cannot use the name Cher because of the US star.

The source continued: “X Factor chiefs want Cher to change her name after the show to give her something a bit edgier and more fitting to her image.

“They don’t like her having two names and think she should have something a bit different. She can’t be known as Cher so the idea of Cher-L came up – but her mentor didn’t like it as it was so similar to her own name.

“Cher loves Cheryl and values her input and ideas but it doesn’t look like she’ll get her way on this one.”

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