Your mind is about to be blown. That could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you feel about original names of well known things being called something totally different than what you're used to. You may actually like the previous names...or they may have you imagining a horrible alternate reality.
Names become definitive of the person or thing that it's attached to. This is why different books and websites are available for those that are interested in knowing why a name is unique and the special qualities of the personalities associated with each name. For example, according to first-names-meanings.com these names have a meaning.
Oprah - is associated with being ‘Inquisitive,friendly, frank and direct’
Angela's - ‘are a powerful personality, yet very detached and reserved’
Nobody actually knows if these resourses are actually accurate or not, but they do exist. People often make the name and person/thing one and the same. This is the reason that this list just might make you feel some kind of way.
Remember Hannah Montana? She was the girl living a double life who captivated tween hearts all over America. Originally, the show was supposed to be called ‘Alexis Texas’. That's just weird.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants does! Except he was going to be called ‘Spongeboy’. Thank God a mop company already had the rights to that name.
Hey candy corn lovers! Did you know that this delicious Halloween candy was going to be called ‘Chicken Feed’? Yup, but fortunately the creators realized that it was a horrible name for candy.
Van Morrison's iconic song ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ was actually called ‘Brown Skinned Girl’. Van Morrison told the ‘Belfast Telegraph’: ‘That was just a mistake. It was a kind of Jamaican song...Calypso. It just slipped my mind. I changed the title.’
Q-Tips, the thing none of us are supposed to use to clean our ears but we all do were supposed to be called ‘baby gays’. They obviously changed it for unknown reasons, but the Q stands for quality.