History Main / PleaseSelectNewCityName

3rd Dec '17 5:54:56 AM FoxBluereaver
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* A sidestory of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' starring young Samuel Oak and Agatha reveals that Pallet Town was originally named Blank Town, and was renamed after Pallet Oak, Samuel's grandfather, who was considered the greatest Pokémon Master of all time. Agatha snarks that with a name like ''Blank'' Town, people probably jumped at the chance to change the name.
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2nd Dec '17 2:23:24 AM Squirtle802
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** Also played completely straight with the capital of North Dakota; it was originally named Edwinton and changed to Bismarck in 1873 to appeal to a new wave of German immigrants.
24th Nov '17 10:04:25 AM nombretomado
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** Chemnitz, Germany was called Karl-Marx-Stadt from 1952 to 1990. No prizes for guessing [[EastGermany what part of Germany it's in]].

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** Chemnitz, Germany was called Karl-Marx-Stadt from 1952 to 1990. No prizes for guessing [[EastGermany [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany what part of Germany it's in]].
24th Oct '17 7:05:32 PM nombretomado
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** Naturally Taiwan has independence movements, people who would like to renounce the claims to the mainland and make the ''de facto'' situation official. But even if they ever gained a supportive majority in the ROC government, [[ChineseWithChopperSupport the PRC would respond forcibly to any assertion of independence]].

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** Naturally Taiwan has independence movements, people who would like to renounce the claims to the mainland and make the ''de facto'' situation official. But even if they ever gained a supportive majority in the ROC government, [[ChineseWithChopperSupport [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport the PRC would respond forcibly to any assertion of independence]].
24th Oct '17 6:53:17 PM nombretomado
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** However, in the ChineseLanguage the name was still a cognate of ''Hanseong'' (''Hànchéng'') up to mid-2000s, when Seoul requested the city should be called ''Shǒu'ěr'', a closely phoneticized form, in Chinese. The shock waves at the time caused ''several local songs to be written'' to [[RippedFromTheHeadlines incorporate]] this event.

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** However, in the ChineseLanguage UsefulNotes/ChineseLanguage the name was still a cognate of ''Hanseong'' (''Hànchéng'') up to mid-2000s, when Seoul requested the city should be called ''Shǒu'ěr'', a closely phoneticized form, in Chinese. The shock waves at the time caused ''several local songs to be written'' to [[RippedFromTheHeadlines incorporate]] this event.
8th Oct '17 3:24:31 PM nombretomado
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* The town of Hot Springs, New Mexico, was renamed "Truth or Consequences" after [[TruthOrConsequences the quiz show]], because the show's host promised to air the show out of the first city to do this. It is commonly referred to as "T or C" to save some effort.

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* The town of Hot Springs, New Mexico, was renamed "Truth or Consequences" after [[TruthOrConsequences [[Series/TruthOrConsequences the quiz show]], because the show's host promised to air the show out of the first city to do this. It is commonly referred to as "T or C" to save some effort.
16th Sep '17 4:23:16 PM nombretomado
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* The settlement of Frenchtown, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} Territory, was incorporated as the Village of Monroe, and the newly-formed surrounding county named Monroe County, following President UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe's visit to the territory in 1817. The Frenchtown name remains an important part of the region, however, due to the Battle of Frenchtown in the WarOf1812, and the township north of the present City of Monroe is named Frenchtown.

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* The settlement of Frenchtown, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} Territory, was incorporated as the Village of Monroe, and the newly-formed surrounding county named Monroe County, following President UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe's visit to the territory in 1817. The Frenchtown name remains an important part of the region, however, due to the Battle of Frenchtown in the WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, and the township north of the present City of Monroe is named Frenchtown.
12th Sep '17 6:22:47 AM EvilKid
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** Japan itself is endonymie. The Japanese call their country Nippon. One of old Chinese dialect make it Ciphon. The Portuguese who interact with Malayans call them Jepang. Then English speaking people call it Japan.

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** Japan itself is endonymie. exonyme. The Ancient Japanese call their country Nippon.Nifon. One of old Chinese dialect make it Ciphon. The Portuguese who interact with Malayans Japanese call them Jepang.Jippon. Then English speaking people call it Japan. Modern Japanese for the country is Nippon.
12th Sep '17 6:12:39 AM EvilKid
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** Japan itself is endonymie. The Japanese call their country Nippon. One of old Chinese dialect make it Ciphon. The Portuguese who interact with Malayans call them Jepang. Then English speaking people call it Japan.
** Japanese colonies. Ezo becomes Hokkaido and Ryukyuu becomes Okinawa.



** Sunda Kelapa was renamed to Jaya Karta (City of Glory) when Fatahillah, the general of the Sultanate of Demak, [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen defeated the Portuguese]] in the 16th century. When the Dutch took over a century later, they gave it the name Batavia. Lastly, after gaining independence in the aftermath of World War II, the new authorities renamed it to Jakarta.

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** Before that collectively (Indonesia as national identities didn't exist until Dutch colonization) as Nusantara (Lands in Between [referring to Indonesia's position "between" South Chinese Sea and Indian Ocean and role as trade hub])
** Sunda Kelapa was renamed to Jaya Karta (City of Glory) when Fatahillah, the general of the Sultanate of Demak, [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen defeated the Portuguese]] in the 16th century. When the Dutch took over a century later, they gave it the name Batavia.Batavia (after Bataaf people who are believed to be ancestors of Dutch). Lastly, after gaining independence in the aftermath of World War II, the new authorities renamed it to Jakarta.



* Portuguese Timor: Timor Leste since 1976.

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* Portuguese Timor: Timor Leste Timur (Indonesian for East Timor) since 1976.1976 to 1999 and after that Timor Leste.
29th Aug '17 2:17:32 PM wingedcatgirl
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* In a rare case of changing ''who'' a place is named after, but not the actual name of the place, the name of the county in which Seattle, Washington State sits in was changed in 2005 from King County (named after William Rufus King, vice president of the United States at the time of the county's inception), to...um...[[NamesTheSame King County]] (named after Martin Luther King Jr., who visited Seattle in 1961).

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* In a rare case of changing ''who'' a place is named after, but not the actual name of the place, the name of the county in which Seattle, Washington State sits in was changed in 2005 from King County (named after William Rufus King, vice president of the United States at the time of the county's inception), to...um...[[NamesTheSame [[RenamedTheSame King County]] (named after Martin Luther King Jr., who visited Seattle in 1961).
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