The government wants Thailand’s capital to be known around the world as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok). Thais don’t object to the name, but they’d prefer their leaders focus on fixing the economy.
The Interior Department is asking tribes for help finding new names for mountains, rivers and other landmarks that include the offensive term “squaw.”
During a special meeting on Friday, the board of trustees unanimously voted to rename Lucy-Graves Hall solely after Autherine Lucy Foster, the first Black person to attend the school in 1956.
Responses to a column by Ross Douthat about Donald Trump, politics and the press. Also: Russia and Ukraine; keeping place names; F.D.R. and Churchill.
In debates about how best to confront our collective past, we must give weight to the present as well.
Congress mandated renaming military bases that commemorate Confederate leaders. The communities around them are now weighing in.
Claudio Durigon, a member of the right-wing League party and a deputy economy minister, had proposed to rename a park after Benito Mussolini’s brother.
The South Korean broadcaster MBC showed photographs associating pizza with Italy, Chernobyl with Ukraine and Count Dracula with Romania in its coverage of the opening ceremony.
Johnson County selected Lulu Merle Johnson, a Black educator and historian, as its official eponym, replacing Richard Mentor Johnson, the ninth U.S. vice president.
An Interior Department committee’s decision to allow the renaming of the sites comes nearly 30 years after Texas lawmakers first voted to change the names.
As workers prepare to return to the office in coming months, here are six towns and cities to consider squeezing in a working vacation or two.
Bozeman, Mont., has big-city problems, but it may not get big-city help.
By drawing the small number of lunar craters named for women, an artist hopes to highlight women’s contributions to the sciences.
Forrest Hill Academy, named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, also an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, will become Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy.
“New Yorkers,” an oral history by Craig Taylor, and “Names of New York,” Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s chronicle of street names, capture the dizzying variety and fluidity of the city’s stories.
Jacob Morris is the one-man force behind renaming nearly 40 streets in New York City.
B.1.351 may sound sweet to a molecular epidemiologist, but what’s the alternative, other than stigmatizing geographical names?
A lighthearted suggestion by a U.S. envoy hoping to bridge a vast rift between Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo has taken on a life of its own — only to be ridiculed by local residents on both sides.
They’re searching the heavens, and through family history, for strong monikers in a pandemic.
Officials said the redesign was an attempt to disassociate Taiwanese citizens from those on the mainland, who faced travel restrictions amid the pandemic.
Before he defended Rosa Parks and became a leading legal force, Fred Gray grew up on an avenue named for Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, Ala. Now a push is underway for a new name for the street: Mr. Gray’s.
For some people, a house is more than just a place to live, it’s a branding opportunity — so why not give it a moniker?
The Quebec town is home to one of the world’s largest former asbestos mines. Residents voted to rename the town Val-des-Sources, or Valley of the Springs.
A fight to rename a metro stop pits those who want to celebrate a revered Black musician against those who want to retain the name of a priest who espoused equal rights for Francophone Quebecers — and also anti-Semitism.
Jezero crater, the destination of the Perseverance rover, is a promising place to look for evidence of extinct Martian life.
The push by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress sets up an election-year veto fight with the president, and shows how he has isolated himself even from members of his own party on the issue.
Zoran Zaev led North Macedonia into NATO and toward the European Union by altering its name. That could cost him in an election on Wednesday.
Residents of a coastal Oregon city voted to name a park for a 1970 explosion that rained chunks of rotting whale flesh on curious bystanders.
Mayor Bill de Blasio joined two congressional lawmakers in urging the military to rename General Lee Avenue, a main street on an Army base in Brooklyn.
To write “The Address Book,” Deirdre Mask traveled the globe to probe the hidden histories and surprising implications of the names of our roads and thoroughfares.