With the arrival of the Royal baby – let's re-name our city

baby-prince-geoWith the arrival of the new Royal baby, His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, there has been some talk (here in the city of Prince George) of a name change for our city.

Some people are saying there will be too much confusion when people try to search for Prince George on the Internet and end up looking at baby pictures instead of what the city has to offer.

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Just over a year ago then Abbotsford Coun. Simon Gibson sent an email to officials of the city of 80,000, telling them Prince George sounds “musty, old-fashioned and lifeless” and suggested the city seriously consider changing its name as Lower Mainland residents frequently confused the locale with the also royally-named Prince Rupert.

I say let’s do it!

Let’s re-name Prince George! My personal suggestions…

#5. “Not Prince Rupert”. This would be the least expensive alternative and would simply involve buying old signage and letterhead from Prince Rupert and adding the word “Not”.

#4. We could name ourselves after one of the great animals that are plentiful in the area. I recommend a Shih Tzu. According to statistics, you are far more likely to encounter a Shih Tzu than a moose or bear in Prince George. Imagine all the good jokes about a city named “Shih” for short.

#3. We could simply change the prefix “Prince” to an appropriate high ranking alternative and go with “Captain George”.

#2. My personal favourite, “Curious George”.

#1. We could take our lead from that big time singer/songwriter from the 80’s and 90’s and go with — “The City formerly known as Prince”.

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