There are many reasons why a company might change its name, from being taken over to hiding a shady past.

This year 114 companies have changed their name.

Family cyber security provider Wangle Technologies became the much more fitting Family Insights Group (ASX:FAM).

Moko Social Media finally found a buyer after going into administration in 2017, and the listed entity started a new life as Azure Health Technology (ASX:AZT).

And Queensland Bauxite got rid of its association with bauxite (but not the actual projects) and renamed after many, many months as Cann Global (ASX:CGB), which, reportedly, was to the consternation of Cann Group (ASX:CAN).

These are the businesses hoping that a new name meant a new start on life in 2019.

Security ID Announce/Declared Date Effective Date Old Name New Name
IAB 16/10/2018 09/01/2019 Inabox Group Ltd IAB Holdings Ltd
FAM 29/10/2018 14/01/2019 Wangle Technologies Ltd Family Insights Group Ltd
CML 6/12/2018 14/01/2019 TopTung Ltd Chase Mining Corporation Ltd
QPR 24/12/2018 14/01/2019 Ante Real Estate Trust Quattro Plus Real Estate
ECL 22/11/2016 17/01/2019 CMI Ltd/Australia Excelsior Capital Ltd
CGB 15/08/2018 25/01/2019 Queensland Bauxite Ltd Cann Global Ltd
MPR 24/08/2018 31/01/2019 Tag Pacific Ltd MPower Group Ltd
TIH 12/12/2018 31/01/2019 LWP Technologies Ltd Tillegrah Ltd
QFN 11/02/2019 11/02/2019 BetaShares S&P/ASX Financial S BetaShares Austral Financial S
QRE 11/02/2019 11/02/2019 BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Resourc BetaShares Australian Resource
OVT 15/10/2018 12/02/2019 PMP Ltd Ovato Ltd
AZT 04/01/2019 12/02/2019 Moko Social Media Ltd Azure Health Technology Ltd
AQR 08/02/2019 19/02/2019 Convenience Retail REIT APN Convenience Retail REIT
SW1 11/01/2019 20/02/2019 Swift Networks Group Ltd Swift Media Ltd
ADI 11/02/2019 20/02/2019 Industria REIT APN Industria REIT
DRE 15/01/2019 28/02/2019 Tychean Resources Ltd Dreadnought Resources Ltd
GFS 15/01/2019 28/02/2019 Raven Energy Ltd Gasfields Ltd
OAU 05/03/2019 07/03/2019 Thundelarra Ltd Ora Gold Ltd
ERG 06/02/2019 20/03/2019 Refresh Group Ltd/Australia Eneco Refresh Ltd
BBC 28/02/2019 20/03/2019 Goldfields Money Ltd BNK Banking Corp Ltd
WGO 16/11/2018 29/03/2019 Petrel Energy Ltd Warrego Energy Ltd
SSRLS6O 01/04/2019 01/04/2019 State Street Builder Fund State Street Multi-Asset Build
SSRLS68 01/04/2019 01/04/2019 SSgA Retirement Lifestyle Prov State Street Multi-Asset Build
ZUSD 04/04/2019 08/04/2019 ETFS Physical US Dollar ETF ETFS Enhanced USD Cash ETF
BUD 22/02/2019 12/04/2019 Buddy Platform Ltd Buddy Technologies Ltd
ATH 05/03/2019 12/04/2019 Prana Biotechnology Ltd Alterity Therapeutics ltd
XPL 11/03/2019 16/04/2019 Managed Accounts Holdings Ltd Xplore Wealth Ltd
UCACASH 02/05/2019 02/05/2019 UCA Enhanced Cash Portfolio U Ethical Enhanced Cash Portfo
UCADEVF 02/05/2019 02/05/2019 Uniting Ethical Enhanced Cash U Ethical Enhanced Cash Trust
UCAAUSE 02/05/2019 02/05/2019 UCA Australian Equities Portfo U Ethical Australian Equities
UCAUNGW 02/05/2019 02/05/2019 Uniting Ethical Australian Equ U Ethical Australian Equities
UCAGWTH 02/05/2019 02/05/2019 UCA Growth Portfolio U Ethical Growth Portfolio
CNB 19/03/2019 13/05/2019 Berkut Minerals Ltd Carnaby Resources Ltd
CEL 25/03/2019 13/05/2019 Challenger Energy Ltd Challenger Exploration Ltd
CWZ 25/10/2018 23/05/2019 Trustees Australia Ltd Cashwerkz Ltd
AVE 18/04/2019 27/05/2019 Phosphagenics Ltd Avecho Biotechnology Ltd
ESH 24/04/2019 29/05/2019 eSports Mogul Asia Pacific Ltd Esports Mogul Ltd
PAK 21/05/2019 29/05/2019 Pacific American Coal Ltd Pacific American Holdings Ltd
EXR 27/02/2019 04/06/2019 Elixir Petroleum Ltd Elixir Energy Ltd
AFL 11/03/2019 04/06/2019 Navigator Resources Ltd AF Legal Group
A1M 02/05/2019 13/06/2019 Intrepid Mines Ltd AIC Mines Ltd
PAL 26/04/2019 19/06/2019 TPI Enterprises Ltd Palla Pharma Ltd
SKY 02/04/2019 20/06/2019 Planet Gas Ltd Sky Metals Ltd
MLL 25/04/2019 24/06/2019 Birimian Ltd Mali Lithium Ltd
OBM 27/09/2018 25/06/2019 Eastern Goldfields Ltd Ora Banda Mining Ltd
GRNV 21/06/2019 25/06/2019 VanEck Vectors S&P/ASX Franked VanEck Vectors MSCI Australian
CYM 29/04/2019 26/06/2019 Arc Exploration Ltd Cyprium Metals Ltd
BET 24/06/2019 26/06/2019 Betmakers Holdings Ltd/The Betmakers Technology Group Ltd
BTK 27/03/2019 03/07/2019 WONHE Multimedia Commerce Ltd Botai Technology Ltd
RPM 26/04/2019 08/07/2019 Kairiki Energy Ltd RPM Automotive Group Ltd
BRV 26/04/2019 11/07/2019 Crusader Resources Ltd Big River Gold Ltd
ELE 05/06/2019 12/07/2019 IndiOre Ltd Elmore Ltd
ECS 25/04/2019 16/07/2019 AXXIS Technology Group Ltd ECS Botanics Holdings Ltd
HEUR 23/07/2019 24/07/2019 BetaShares WisdomTree Europe E BetaShares Europe ETF - Curren
HJPN 23/07/2019 24/07/2019 BetaShares WisdomTree Japan ET BetaShares Japan ETF - Currenc
DXN 21/06/2019 26/07/2019 Data Exchange Network Ltd/The DXN Ltd
HRZ 26/07/2019 29/07/2019 Intermin Resources Ltd Horizon Minerals Ltd
WJA 04/06/2019 30/07/2019 eServGlobal Ltd Wameja Ltd
VR8 25/06/2019 30/07/2019 Tando Resources Ltd Vanadium Resources Ltd
NZS 10/05/2019 01/08/2019 xTV Networks Ltd New Zealand Coastal Seafoods L
MAN 25/04/2019 08/08/2019 Bronson Group Ltd Mandrake Resources Ltd
XCD 04/07/2019 08/08/2019 Entek Energy Ltd XCD Energy Ltd
SHE 17/09/2018 13/08/2019 Nickelore Ltd Stonehorse Energy Ltd
IHR 05/07/2019 14/08/2019 intelliHR Holdings Ltd intelliHR Ltd
REE 03/07/2019 19/08/2019 Clancy Exploration Ltd Sagon Resources Ltd
VOR 30/07/2019 20/09/2019 Transaction Solutions Internat Vortiv Ltd
UWL 03/07/2019 25/09/2019 Uniti Wireless Ltd Uniti Group Ltd
LOT 20/08/2019 27/09/2019 Hylea Metals Ltd Lotus Resources Ltd
MIG 24/09/2019 27/09/2019 Migme Ltd ACN 059457279 Ltd
WHT0014 1/10/2019 1/10/2019 Resolution Capital Core Plus P Resolution Capital Real Asset
KTG 16/08/2019 7/10/2019 Serpentine Technologies Ltd K-TIG Ltd
APH 12/08/2019 15/10/2019 Alchemia Ltd/Australia Australian Primary Hemp Ltd
AXL 7/10/2019 15/10/2019 Axsesstoday Ltd ACN 603323182 Ltd
ANA 30/07/2019 16/10/2019 Pura Vida Energy NL Ansila Energy NL
ABR 17/09/2019 18/10/2019 American Pacific Borate & Lith American Pacific Borates Ltd
PRN 7/10/2019 25/10/2019 Ausdrill Ltd Perenti Global Ltd
WOR 19/09/2019 29/10/2019 WorleyParsons Ltd Worley Ltd
CQE 28/10/2019 30/10/2019 Charter Hall Education Trust Charter Hall Social Infrastruc
AXE 24/09/2019 5/11/2019 Archer Exploration Ltd Archer Materials Ltd
BLV 20/09/2019 12/11/2019 Neptune Marine Services Ltd Blossomvale Holdings Ltd
WTL 2/10/2019 15/11/2019 Spring FG Ltd WT Financial Grp Ltd
ADO 8/10/2019 15/11/2019 Anteo Diagnostics Ltd Anteotech Ltd
GDF 19/11/2019 20/11/2019 Garda Diversified Property Fun Garda Property Group
ASQ 15/10/2019 21/11/2019 Bauxite Resources Ltd Australian Silica Quartz Grp L
VUL 17/10/2019 21/11/2019 Koppar Resources Ltd Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd
AAT 22/11/2019 25/11/2019 Jimmy Crow Ltd Australian Adventure Tourism G
MOZ 21/10/2019 26/11/2019 Noni B Ltd Mosaic Brands Ltd
GNM 02/09/2019 27/11/2019 Greenpower Energy Ltd Great Northern Minerals Ltd
SIV 18/10/2019 27/11/2019 Silver Chef Ltd Siv Capital Ltd
PYC 21/10/2019 28/11/2019 Phylogica Ltd PYC Therapeutics Ltd
HXG 22/10/2019 28/11/2019 Hexagon Resources Ltd Hexagon Energy Materials Ltd
VR1 28/10/2019 28/11/2019 ServTech Global Holdings Ltd Vection Technologies Ltd
ECP 03/09/2019 28/11/2019 Barrack St Investments Ltd/Fun ECP Emerging Growth Ltd
ESL 25/10/2019 29/11/2019 BUYMYPLACE.COM.AU LTD Eco Systems Ltd
RML 25/10/2019 29/11/2019 Northern Cobalt Ltd Resolution Minerals Ltd
REE 29/10/2019 3/12/2019 Sagon Resources Ltd Rarex Ltd
STA LN Equity 2/12/2019 3/12/2019 Range Resources Ltd Star Phoenix Group Ltd
APT 13/11/2019 4/12/2019 Afterpay Touch Group Ltd Afterpay Ltd
ZLD 28/10/2019 5/12/2019 Zelda Therapeutics Ltd Zelira Therapeutics Ltd
INES 4/12/2019 5/12/2019 InvestSMART Ethical Share Fund Intelligent Investor Ethical S
INIF 4/12/2019 5/12/2019 InvestSMART Australian Equity Intelligent Investor Aus Equit
RLG 28/10/2019 6/12/2019 OpenDNA Ltd Roolife Group Ltd
FFR 31/10/2019 6/12/2019 Marindi Metals Ltd Firefly Resources Ltd
IQN 28/11/2019 9/12/2019 IQnovate Ltd IQ Group Global Ltd/The
JDR 22/10/2019 10/12/2019 Jadar Lithium Ltd Jadar Resources Ltd
PRM 30/10/2019 10/12/2019 Sun Resources NL Prominence Energy Ltd
EOR 31/10/2019 10/12/2019 Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Lt EOR Group Ltd
OPL 29/10/2019 11/12/2019 Shareroot Ltd Opyl Ltd
EGR 24/10/2019 12/12/2019 Kibaran Resources Ltd Ecograf Ltd
NWC 31/10/2019 12/12/2019 New World Cobalt Ltd New World Resources Ltd
GLV 20/10/2019 13/12/2019 Global Vanadium Ltd Global Oil & Gas Ltd
PSL 6/11/2019 16/12/2019 Hardey Resources Ltd Paterson Resources Ltd
AD1 28/10/2019 17/12/2019 ApplyDirect Ltd Ad1 Holdings Ltd