These famous companies completely changed their names

Facebook plans to rebrand with a name change that better reflects the "metaverse"

Stars Insider

20/10/21 | StarsInsider

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The name of a company or brand can seemingly make or break its success. Catchy names like Netflix and Tinder have become part of the modern vernacular, which is unlikely to have happened if they had some of the terrible brand names you'll discover in this list...

Facebook has a funny and well-known story of dropping its initial "the," but now the social media company is planning a much bigger rebrand that will reflect its focus on building the "metaverse," as Mark Zuckerberg told The Verge. The big name change is expected to be announced at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28, and many suspect the rebrand will position the Facebook app under an umbrella company which also oversees Instagram, WhatsApp, and more, while also conveniently distancing any Facebook-associated scandals from his company's future endeavors. 

Whether for the purposes of sounding more professional or rebranding after a scandal, nearly every well-known company has gone through a name change at some point in its history. Click through this gallery to find out what these champions of industry used to call themselves–some of them will definitely surprise you!

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