Then Stealth was going to use the name, but didn't, and they asked the public to name it (brilliant idea for a ride they knew nothing about!)
Close, but not quite :P
In August 2005 there was a poll on the official Thorpe Park website to name the new coaster. The choices were:
It seemed The Edge won the competition although the actual results of the poll were never made public so it could have been fixed. The general manager confirmed to staff that this was going to be a name and signage was made and installed around the area.
Then in December 2005 legal complications arose and this meant that The Edge name couldn't be used, and so Stealth was born (The fact they used this name instead of the second favourite public poll name suggests to me it was a fix and they were doing what they wanted not what the results dictated).