Facelift, name change coming to Bremerton (It’s not what you think.)June 14th, 2012 by Steven Gardner
I am not lying. I am only taking it out of context.
You saw the headline and thought, “What the what?” And then you’re thinking, “Hasn’t Bremerton already had enough of a facelift?” Well, downtown maybe.
For all the things you can complain about this city, its name probably isn’t one of them. It’s not like anyone is saying, “Oh, we’d all be part of the 1 percent if only our city weren’t named ‘Bremerton.’”
The story in the picture here comes from Austin, Minnesota, and the Bremerton in question is a townhome complex there that’s getting its name changed to ‘Meadows West.’ Seriously? That’s an improvement? No. Either it’s an insult or a recognition that a townhome complex doesn’t deserve to carry Bremerton’s name.
It got me to thinking, though, what if Bremerton really did change its name? What would be some good candidates? If we wanted to anger our neighbors across the inlet we might call it “Cedar Cove.” I thought of some other ideas:
B. Really West Seattle
D. Bremerton Island (The New York Times already called it that once anyway.)
E. Gatesville (after William Gates, Sr.)
F. North Los Angeles (Go Dodgers!)
I’m open to your ideas. Let’s compile a few and have a vote.