Which got me thinking . . . surely other Corrie characters had alternative (printable) names? Only last week we learned that poor old Leanne might have been Betty Battersby had it not been for intervention of Stella! Going even further back I recall a hoo-hah back in 1977 when Tracey-luv was almost burdened with the moniker Lynette Langton. Betty Battersby and Lynette Langton - sounds like a third-rate Eurovision act!
The only other example that readily springs to mind was back in the 1960s when Irma Ogden was exposed as having the perhaps less enticing name of Freda. Was she named after the tortoise on 'Blue Peter'?
If you know of any other lost character names, let's be having 'em!