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?
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
When the aliens come, and they will, we just say "Welcome to Erf." CrackerJackBunny
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
Solaris III, just to add a little flair. nuloxen
PRAISE HOLY TERRA, SEAT OF THE EMPIRE OF MAN! Mackelroy_aka_Stitch
I'd probably want to switch names with Uranus. ohuhmok
There are many species located on Uranus, and most are undiscovered! follower-of-memes
Land of Dirt and Water. LODAW for short. blindedbytheblight
I Like John.
You can't name a planet Bob. hatsnatcher23
Yes! The sun will shine on Planet Bob once more! NymFaren25
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
Racism is an insidious, and unfortunately prevalent, force in all of our daily lives. Maybe we're on the receiving end of it, being treated differently and losing opportunities because of others' preconceived notions.
Or maybe we're on the other side of things. Even those who aren't actively racist or discriminatory still have to process the world through the filters of the things they've been told about people who are different.