The man who invented Popsicles, Frank Epperson, originally called them “Epsicles,” a cross between his name and “icicle.”
His kids playfully called them “Pop’s cycles.”
Eventually Epperson decided it made a better name.
The first Popsicle was created by accident when 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch in cold weather in 1905.
Epperson applied for a patent for his “the Epsicle ice pop” in 1924, and renamed it to Popsicle, at the insistence of his children.