15 Things Most People Don't Know About The Making Of The Vampire Diaries

15. The Salvatore Brothers Were Almost The Whitmore Brothers

The writers for the show originally wanted to change the surname of Stefan and Damon. They felt that Salvatore was "this meaty, beefy Italian and we were trying to ground it a little more for a small-town American audience." The proposed new name would be Whitmore but they quickly settled back to the surname from the books.