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16 Things That Were Originally Called Something Totally Different

Written by Ana Krneta
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Names become definitive of the object or person with which they are attached. It's why we have different books and websites that are dedicated to describing the personalities associated with each name. For example, according to first-names-meanings.com:

  • Adele - is associated with being ‘idealistic, sensitive, and emotional.’
  • Harry’s - ‘have got plenty of character!’
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Who knows how accurate these associations with names are, but they exist. And we tend to make the name and person / object one and the same.

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For this reason, this list will make you feel weird. These are all the original names of well known things, and they will have you imagining an alternate reality.

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Hannah Montana, the girl living a double life who captivated tween hearts across America was supposed to be called ‘Alexis Texas’. Weird right?

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Candy corn, the delicious diabetes Halloween themed candy was going to be called ‘Chicken Feed’ until the creators realized that it was a horrible name for candy.

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John Steinback's famous novel that made all of us cry in our High School english class, ‘Of Mice and Men,’ was going to be titled ‘Something That Happened’.

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SpongeBob SquarePants, who lives in a pineapple under the sea, was going to be called ‘Spongeboy’ but a mop company already had the rights to that name.

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