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Umpteenth provincial name change discussion

Started by Sir Lüc, November 03, 2023, 09:33:14 AM

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Sir Lüc

Azul, as outlined in my Maestro platform, I am committed to changing the name of this province during the current term.

I am open to suggestions regarding what process we follow, though my tentative outline would be to:

- Have a public consultation on this forum to come up with potential new names;
- Decide on a candidate name by some kind of process of elimination, if needed;
- Introduce and pass legislation at the provincial level amending the Constitution;
- Introduce and pass legislation at the national level amending El Lexhatx.

Either way, a good way to start would be to begin with that consultation.
Sir Lüc da Schir, UrB
Directeur Sportif, Gordon Hiatus Support Team

In my free time:
Túischac'h dal Cosă / Speaker of the Cosa
Wittmeister & Permanent Secretary of Backend Admin / Secretar Parmanint per l'Aðmistraziun del Backend
Deputy Scribe of Abbavilla / Distain Grefieir d'Abbavillă

Sir Lüc

#1
I mentioned how the new name should preferably be Talossan and starting with "Be"; in my mind, the latter is to ensure familiarity with the new name, a la "look, we're still the same province"; while the former felt like a natural requirement. These are only my opinions, though.

If we went with those, though, using "bel-" and "ben-" Talossan prefixes is a low hanging fruit to find ourselves a name that fits the bill.

We could additionally look at the features that set us apart from the other provinces, like our coast bordering the river and the tranquil woodland of Riverside Park. I particularly think "Belaschagă", "beautiful-copse", sounds like an ok option (or even "Benschagă", "good-copse", if we wanted to retain the whole "Ben" root.)

I explored doing something with "Betz", "birch", but it appears that birch trees are much more common in Lake Park, Vuode. "Besc", "bush", could be a more useful option for a compound name, together with one of the many words for river,stream,brook.

"Berucă", "crag", could refer to the former ravines of Riverside Park, which are still partially there, though flattened by F.L.Olmsted's work.

"Berberïă" could be a nod at a certain independent streak in our province.

"Beatifică", "that which makes one happy", is I suppose a poetic name but probably needs tweaking to sound less awkward.
Sir Lüc da Schir, UrB
Directeur Sportif, Gordon Hiatus Support Team

In my free time:
Túischac'h dal Cosă / Speaker of the Cosa
Wittmeister & Permanent Secretary of Backend Admin / Secretar Parmanint per l'Aðmistraziun del Backend
Deputy Scribe of Abbavilla / Distain Grefieir d'Abbavillă

Glüc da Dhi S.H.

Director of Money Laundering and Sportswashing, Banqeu da Cézembre

Iason Taiwos

#3
Here's an idea I just had that should not be seriously considered (probably):
I went thru all the words beginning with Be, and Lüc's ideas for that are better than anything I came up with. Then, I thought, well, I'll look up famous people from Milwaukee, keeping with the trend of our province being named after a person. Went to Wikipedia, "list of famous people from Milwaukee", and one immediately jumped out at me...Liberace!The flamboyant gay piano virtuoso. (Of whom it is said, he never came out of the closet because he was too busy wearing it.) How much further can you disassociate yourself from a fascistic past than by naming your province after Liberace? We could call it... Liberacia. Got the "liberty" part in it. And like our province, Liberace was half Italian. Only problems are, he wasn't from the Benito area (he was born and lived a few miles west of Benito), and also...doesn't start with Be.
Other (lame) ideas, none starting with Be... Cjartzara, "Oakland", for the name of the street that runs right thru the middle of our province. (Being a Cjovani, I like the Cj beginning of that one.) Cjarföglha (look, another one), "Oakleaf". There's another street in Benito by that name. Then I thought, why not just Riverside? That's an important name in Talossan history (Riverside High School) (isn't it also our province's capital?) But that would be something like Fiovasida, and we already have a Fiova. (I know, all bad ideas. Hey, I'm trying.)

Breneir Tzaracomprada

Quote from: Iason Taiwos on November 03, 2023, 03:23:30 PMCjartzara, "Oakland", for the name of the street that runs right thru the middle of our province. (Being a Cjovani, I like the Cj beginning of that one.) Cjarföglha

Cjartzara and Cjarföglha are super cool. So, too, is Cjovania?


Distain, MC
Fighting the good fight

Iason Taiwos

Quote from: Breneir Tzaracomprada on November 03, 2023, 03:56:59 PM
Quote from: Iason Taiwos on November 03, 2023, 03:23:30 PMCjartzara, "Oakland", for the name of the street that runs right thru the middle of our province. (Being a Cjovani, I like the Cj beginning of that one.) Cjarföglha

Cjartzara and Cjarföglha are super cool. So, too, is Cjovania?
I appreciate the suggestion, but Cjovani "culture" is too weird to impose on an entire province. (Plus, we are just too Ohio-centric.)

Breneir Tzaracomprada

A couple weeks is not too long to fall quiet but I was wondering...any progress on de-dictatorializing the province's name?


Distain, MC
Fighting the good fight

Iason Taiwos

Quote from: Breneir Tzaracomprada on November 24, 2023, 09:41:57 PMA couple weeks is not too long to fall quiet but I was wondering...any progress on de-dictatorializing the province's name?
Not really. Are there any other Benitians wanting to weigh in?