Multiple media outlets are reporting that Facebook, the parent company behind Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and more, will rebrand and announce a fresh name as early as next week.
Of course, speculation started in the wee hours of Wednesday morning as to what the rebranded name could be.
An online gambling website, SportsBetting.ag, has put together a list of potential names and their odds of being selected. There are some creative and viable options, and there are also some silly options for people to bet on.
Virtuel, perhaps a mash between “virtual” and “virtue” (something Facebook aspires to have), is the favorite with 4-1 odds. Connect and Horizon are tied for second on the list at 5-1.
Longshot names include MetaMark, MetaBeast (a nod to Zuckerberg’s dog) and Zuckers.
Additionally, in light of the recent government investigation into Facebook, there is a prop bet for whether or not Mark Zuckerberg will step down as CEO of the company before 2023. The odds suggest he won’t.
New Facebook Parent Company Name
Will Mark Zuckerberg resign as CEO before 2023?
(Odds imply a 66.7% probability Zuckerberg will not resign)