Everything on this list is something you’ve not only heard of, but that is iconic enough that its name is intricately linked to what/who it is – and yet, it was originally supposed to be called something different.

I mean, call me crazy, but I’m not sure Hannah Montana would have been quite as big a success if they’d stuck with Alexis Texas.

Or maybe I’m wrong. A lot of people do live in Texas.

17. The film that launched Julia Roberts’ career was originally titled 3,000 instead of Pretty Woman.

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It doesn’t work. At all.

16. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Puckle?

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15. Pine cones used to be called pine apples.

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The fruit was discovered and thus named because it looked like a pine cone. Obviously.

14. Candy Corn was originally called Chicken Feed.

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I mean…how would you even know for sure it was Halloween?

13. Cheerios were Cheerioats.

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I’m guessing the test audience included children who wrinkled their little noses at the suggestion of anything healthy.

12. Reginald the Red Nosed Reindeer?

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Has some panache, you’ve got to admit.

11. Not softball, but kitten ball?

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Hello, sexism.

10. Of Mice and Men‘s original title was Something That Happened.

It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. Or any ring, really.