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The Chicks Almost Changed Their Name to "MEN"

Last month, The Dixie Chicks dropped the "Dixie" from their name due to the term's racially charged connotation.


But before they became The Chicks, they considered becoming MEN.


"The one I leaned toward the most if we didn’t go with the Chicks, or couldn’t go with the Chicks legally, was gonna be MEN," Natalie Maines told Vulture, explaining that the acronym would stand for the first initial in each band members' name (Martie, Emily, Natalie).


"I liked that we would go from Chicks to MEN."


As Taste of Country notes, the word "chick" is sometimes used as slang for a woman, which some people find offensive.