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Caitlin Gallagher
April 04, 2017 5:08 pm

Change may be good for us humans, but most people are rarely into it. That’s why there was some backlash to the new name that AOL and Yahoo will soon be operating by. Business Insider reported on April 3rd that Yahoo and AOL will be going by the name (drumroll please) — Oath. Don’t like the sound of Oath? Well, we warned you that you wouldn’t be into this change.

Verizon will be merging Yahoo with the part of AOL it already owns. The deal is supposed to go through in June, which means Verizon will then own Yahoo’s search and email businesses, as well as its other online operations.

Yet, if you’re worried that Yahoo, AOL, and the Huffington Post will now need to go by the unfortunately-named “Oath,” don’t fret. That’s because The New York Times reports that these companies will continue to function with their current names “under the Oath umbrella.”

Although we knew this name change might be coming after AOL was acquired by Verizon, we still weren’t prepared for Oath and the weird things it brings to mind that have nothing to do with a tech conglomerate.

Still, we would be pretty resistant if a company wanted to name itself Yahoo or AOL (originally short for America Online) today, so maybe Oath will just become part of the common vernacular.

We know — we’re just as skeptical as you, but let’s see how we feel about Oath in one year after the change has had time to settle in. Until then, keep the Oath jokes coming.

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