Jun 05, 2015 1:33PM

The Spice Girls Were Originally Supposed To Be Called…What?

Stop right now.

Yesterday, Victoria Beckham (aka Posh) got nostalgic and served up some pretty interesting/lol news: what the OG name for the Spice Girls was supposed to be, and why they changed it. 

In a Q&A with Fern Mallis at New York City's 92nd St. Y event, Posh had this to say: "In the beginning, we were going to be The Spicy Girls, but then we realised there was a porn site called the Spicy Girls. That wouldn't have been good!"


Let us ~process~ this information. 

V-Bex also revealed how the individual Spice/Spicy Girls, aka Sporty (Mel C), Baby (Emma Bunton), Posh (Victoria Beckham), Ginger (Gerri Halliwell) or Scary (Mel B), got their names. According to her, it was a pretty chill/organic process:

"Posh was given to us by a British teen magazine, but we were already acting like our names. Mel B really did dress scary, always in leopard print. Emma really was Baby; she always wore pigtails and those bloody awful platform shoes."

She also told every Spice Girls fangirl/fanboy (aka if you were a person who was alive in the 90s) exactly what they wanted to hear: they're all friends and Victoria still totally believes in girl power. "I'm still very close to all of those girls. I'm really proud of what I achieved with them. We were just five girls who weren't all that great individually, but together, we were pretty great! That's real 'girl power': be who you are, do what you like and be friends with other girls!"

Words of wisdom, Victoria. GIRL POWER 4lyf!

Images: Tumblr

Lana Guineay