Naming Municipal Assets
Do you have a word or name that would be a great name for a street, trail, park or building in Kentville? We want to know about it!
We are building a list of names that we can use to name NEW municipal assets (streets, trails, parks, building or other town-owned spaces). Tell us your idea and we may add it to our list!
Words appropriate for the Municipal Asset Names Master List are defined as follows:
- Words celebrating the diversity and history of Kentville.
- Words reflecting an event or community contributing significantly to the area, cultural diversity, and historical relevance of the area.
- Words recognizing native wildlife, flora, fauna, or natural features.
- Family names or persons first and last names may be considered for some select municipal assets.
Words not appropriate for the Municipal Asset Names Master List are defined as follows:
- Duplicates of an existing name.
- Words that sound similar, even if they have a different suffix (e.g. Orchard Street and Orchard Road).
- Cumbersome, corrupted, modified names, or discriminatory names from the point of view of race, sex, colour, creed, political affiliation or other factors.
- Words with any sexual overtones, inappropriate humour, parody, slang or double meaning.
- Words with a secondary or negative connotation.
- Words spelled differently but sounding alike (e.g. Crosby and Crosbie).
- Words with hyphens, apostrophes or dashes are considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Words which advertise a particular business including paid sponsorships. No municipal building shall take the name of a person or company, but the building name may be followed by “Sponsored by [company]” or “In Memory of [name]” or “In Celebration of [name]”.