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Van City: Alternative Names and Monday Evening

van city: After we asked readers to submit alternative names, more than 300 poured in, according to Vancouver Courier. Some were serious, some frivolous, some thoughtful, some racist, some anatomically challenging. Good idea or bad, it isn't going to happen.article continues below Trending Stories Photo of RV community under Skytrain has Van City abuzz Former ICBC executive Nick Geer, killed in Calif. crash, remembered as family man Richmond man who died trying to stop fight remembered for his good humour Police deal with 10-car pile-up on Cypress Bowl Roadrelated Why change a place's name Because sometimes they're offensive Vancouver's school naming saga continues Monday evening It's an intriguing proposal to debate, though, as proven by the response to last Sunday's column. All were in response to an idea first advanced a decade ago by Victoria's Ben Pires, who argues the province's current name is neither historically accurate direct British rule didn't last that long nor inclusive. The most popular choices for a new name Dozens of readers favoured some variant of either Pacifica or Cascadia, though the latter is a little confusing in that the term already refers to the region from northern California to Alaska.J.C. Scott proposed Cascadian as a specifically Canadian option. Thinking about that perspective was the real point of the exercise. ( As reported in the news.