Did you know that Twitter founders considered naming it Twitch, Friendstalker, Smssy or Twittr (while Twitter was still in development stage) before we know it as “Twitter” today.

Nick Bilton, columnist and reporter for The New York Times, included these details in his recent book Hatching Twitter, and has now published some early prototypes for the logo on his blog.

Most of them were created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, and experimented with different typefaces and color schemes. Far removed from the sky blue logo and bubbly letters that are now synonymous with Twitter’s image.

Below is how their creation’s logo could’ve looked.

Twitter Early Logo Design

[via: “OLD IS BORING” (Via The Verge)]