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.
It doesn’t work. At all.
16. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Puckle?
15. Pine cones used to be called pine apples.
The fruit was discovered and thus named because it looked like a pine cone. Obviously.
14. Candy Corn was originally called Chicken Feed.
I mean…how would you even know for sure it was Halloween?
13. Cheerios were Cheerioats.
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?
Has some panache, you’ve got to admit.
11. Not softball, but kitten ball?
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.