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Queen were originally called Smile. Singer Freddie Mercury came up with the new name for the band, later saying: "Years ago I thought up the name Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“QueenĂ˘â‚¬Âť Ă˘â‚¬Â¦ ItĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s just a name, but itĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s very regal obviously, and it sounds splendid Ă˘â‚¬Â¦ ItĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s a strong name, very universal and immediate. It had a lot of visual potential and was open to all sorts of interpretations. I was certainly aware of gay connotations, but that was just one face of it."