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People Imagine What They Would Rename Planet Earth If They Could

So many options to choose from....

Who named Earth? It may be something we've all learned in school but for most of us, it's likely information we all have filed away as... not vital information. Information that of course becomes fascinating late in life. Who got to have that honor and why? And could they have some up with something far more interesting? Like Thomas.

Redditor u/ObserverOfReddit wanted to hear about some possible options besides "Earth" by asking.... If you had to rename Earth, what would you name it?


Balls.

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Sphere. just to screw with every flat Earther there is. NitroTheManiac

I'd go with Cosmic Disc, that would f**k with a flat Earther much, much more. New Year's Eve could be called the Cosmic Disco. thesmutorcs

Meh. 

Erf. Kennymo95

When the aliens come, and they will, we just say "Welcome to Erf." CrackerJackBunny

And Goofy?

Pluto, so it can be a planet again. That'll show 'em.

That'll show all of 'em... Elevenst

You heard about Pluto? That's messed up, right? inspectorseantime

All Hail. 

Terra. M-For-Mini

Solaris III, just to add a little flair. nuloxen

PRAISE HOLY TERRA, SEAT OF THE EMPIRE OF MAN! Mackelroy_aka_Stitch

A Swap.

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I'd probably want to switch names with Uranus. ohuhmok

There are many species located on Uranus, and most are undiscovered! follower-of-memes

LODAW. 

Land of Dirt and Water. LODAW for short. blindedbytheblight

I Like John. 

Bob. NymFaren25

You can't name a planet Bob. hatsnatcher23

Yes! The sun will shine on Planet Bob once more! NymFaren25

Branded. 

Sponsored by Colgate. Because when we colonize the solar system and people from Venus go on a space tour, the tourist can say "That is Sponsored By Colgate, our origin planet" and people will remember to brush their teeth before they go to bed. YusTeez

Think Smart.

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I would hold an auction for naming rights. freecain

Password. schaumann

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