12 Popular Things That Could’ve Had Different Names

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Naming things isn’t always easy. It feels like most names have been taken already, and you also want your product or creation to sound fancy and unique. Sometimes, you’ll pick something really horrible because it might not sound as horrible at the moment. Thankfully, sometimes, you’ll also realize it right in time to rename your marketing failure waiting to happen.

 

Let’s take a look at some times where the marketing department made a last minute save.

 

 

Google
The internet search engine we all use and love was initially named “Backrub”. Kind of creepy, isn’t it? “Let me Google that” sounds a lot less wrong than “Let me give that a Backrub”.

 

 

Pepsi
Despite logic dictating that this should’ve been called “Not Coca Cola”, it was initially called “Brad’s Drink”. Which I guess would also translate to “Not Coca Cola”.

The Breakfast Club
This classic movie was initially called “The Lunch Bunch”. It kind of makes sense, considering how they actually have lunch together in the movie. Then again, I rarely wake up before noon so lunch is kind of like breakfast, isn’t it?

 

 

Maroon 5
This popular band didn’t always have the household name they do now. When they started out, they named their band “Kara’s Flowers” after a groupie that was seriously crushing on the band members.

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