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Naming Municipal Assets

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:

  1. Words celebrating the diversity and history of Kentville.
  2. Words reflecting an event or community contributing significantly to the area, cultural diversity, and historical relevance of the area.
  3. Words recognizing native wildlife, flora, fauna, or natural features.
  4. 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:

  1. Duplicates of an existing name.
  2. Words that sound similar, even if they have a different suffix (e.g. Orchard Street and Orchard Road).
  3. Cumbersome, corrupted, modified names, or discriminatory names from the point of view of race, sex, colour, creed, political affiliation or other factors.
  4. Words with any sexual overtones, inappropriate humour, parody, slang or double meaning.
  5. Words with a secondary or negative connotation.
  6. Words spelled differently but sounding alike (e.g. Crosby and Crosbie).
  7. Words with hyphens, apostrophes or dashes are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  8. 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]”.

Submit your name idea here!