Louis Tomlinson Reveals That None Of The Band Like The Name, 'One Direction' For This Reason

Louis Tomlinson Reveals That None Of The Band Like The Name, 'One Direction' For This Reason
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

3 Sep 2018

Louis Tomlinson has revealed that none of the 1D boys liked the name of their band.

When a band called No Labels auditioned for the X Factor panel, they revealed the reason for their name.

They explained, “We're all so different, so we didn't want to get put in just one single genre." 

Louis then had a confession of his own – none of the band actually liked the name One Direction! He revealed, “The thing is with a name… I don't think any of us were ever a massive fan of One Direction. If you think about the name, it's a pretty corny name." 

Harry Styles has previously claimed he was the one that came up with the name, telling CBS Sunday Morning, “I think it was me. I know they're [Louis, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik] not here to defend anything else, but it was me. I thought it sounded good. We threw around names for a little bit, and I honestly don't know.

"I suggested it and everyone was like, 'Yeah we like that' and then it kind of stuck, and that was what it was."