Because of a 1987 Spectrum game of the same name, the European version of Star Fox became Starwing. That wasn't so bad. But then Star Fox 64 became Lylat Wars, which is about as dumpular a title as Nintendo could have chosen for Miyamoto's cinematic sci-fi shooter, unless somebody honestly thought it was about two ladies fighting over the last box of sanitary products in Boots.
Regardless of the name, this is an unusual Nintendo game. They'd rarely been down this route before (the original Star Fox having been partly developed by UK coders Argonaut) and subsequent games in the series have been farmed out to other studios, often with disappointing results. But Star Fox 64 showed that when they put their top man on the job, they could turn their hand to anything.