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How much do you know about state names that almost were? Find out in this week's trivia.

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A welcome sign at the South Carolina border in Hardeeville. Today’s trivia looks at some notable instances of U.S. citizens trying to make a new name for themselves, though their attempts didn’t quite stick. Brad Nettles/Staff

Sept. 9 marks the 245th anniversary of Congress officially naming the United States. Though the line appears at the top of Thomas Jefferson’s final draft of the Declaration of Independence, the idea had been put forth by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia a couple of days prior.

With that in mind, today’s trivia looks at some other notable instances of U.S. citizens trying to make a new name for themselves, though their attempts didn’t quite stick.

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