Microsoft's original Xbox console almost had a very different name.
Xbox launch team member Seamus Blackley revealed some of the names that Microsoft considered internally in an old interview that Edge just posted. For the most part they're not pretty.
The closest thing to what we eventually got was "DirectX Box," which the team shortened internally just to "Xbox." It was an uphill battle to get that name to stick, Blackley revealed, but clearly it was worth it.
Thank goodness they didn't go with Xbox One, or they'd have nothing to call the new console. Now excuse us while we go get some FACE time in.