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Reader Request Month, Day 3

Ten people or things that changed their names:

  1. Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
  2. Nextel Cup (Winston Cup)
  3. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (Hot Springs, N.M.)
  4. John Wayne (Marion Morrison)
  5. Television Without Pity (Mighty Big TV/Dawson's Wrap)
  6. Mozilla Firefox (Mozilla Firebird)
  7. Nightwing (Robin)
  8. Cary Grant (Archibald Leach)
  9. US Airways (USAir)
  10. Arcadia University (Beaver College)

Post other notable name changes in the comments!

This list was inspired by persona, who wanted to see Mighty Big TV mentioned in a list.


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