How about a new name for new city?

The churches are mostly gone and how many believe in Christ in Otautahi!

gadgetman, Mar 2, 11:30 pm

Why are you rehashing this old thread!

mazalinas, Mar 2, 11:36 pm


freggo, Mar 3, 12:02 am

Actually I like Quakevegas.
Gotnochurch, Hadachurch, Quakedchurch.

Or, just have a symbol like Prince, and be The City Formally Known as Christchurch.

alaanag, Mar 3, 12:38 am


paulmc, Mar 3, 12:47 am

I think if it is changed they should seriously consider

"Avonsbed City"

male_timaru, Mar 3, 1:12 am

Why on earth do so many people want a name to remind them of earthquakes! Crazy people. Just as bad as those who gave us the name Christchurch in the 1850's.neither do our great city any justice. So far the Maori name Otautahi seems to be the only genuine alternative. How about Aoraki which is the Maori name for mount cook but which i understand some want to change to Aorangi. Meaning Cloud piercer, its a suitable name for a city trying to raise itself through the rest of Aotearoa which means land of the long white cloud.

kiwisteven, Mar 5, 12:44 am

Aoraki is also near the start of the alphabet and that's a great advantage.

After Napier had its 1931 Earthquake they starting calling the city "New Napier" but it didn't last for long. You need something shorter, easily pronounced and spelt.

kiwisteven, Mar 5, 12:48 am

My suggestions above were tongue in cheek, as is another I read a few day's ago - Bishop's Beach!

I don't think the earthquakes are any reason to change the name of our city.If we did, tourists will come to New Zealand and not be able to find Christchurch because it is not on their maps.It would also be an attraction for tourists who have been here before to see how the rebuilt Christchurch compares with the pre-quake city.

paulmc, Mar 5, 1:03 am

I am a staunch atheist and Christchurch has never offended me whatsoever. It's just a name afterall. Wish people would drop the religious/no churches now arguments even if tongue in cheek.

bucjo, Mar 5, 1:12 am

'chirstchurch' pronounced: 'Cursed Church'! Yea, that would work!

dreamingofbali, Mar 5, 1:17 am

Christchurch is a bit of a mouthful to some non-native English speakers.
In Thailand it is called something like SisChurch!

gadgetman, Mar 5, 9:28 pm

Thought it already had been renamedRED ZONE!

lindylambchops1, Mar 5, 9:44 pm

Christchurch name origins were a conroverted subject accoding to this website:
I think designing a new city would be a good opportunity to have a new name for the City.
Of course lot of you conservative folk do not agree with changing the name but discussing about it would not hurt.
Any suggestions for new name!

gadgetman, Mar 20, 4:42 pm


dolphin1nz, Mar 20, 4:44 pm

I think as we cannot hold onto our buildings,its important we hold onto what history we have,and Christchurch is a really appropriate name for this city.I dont believe it should be changed.

blackcats13, Mar 20, 4:44 pm


hunnybunny7, Mar 20, 4:45 pm

leave it as it is

firebirds, Mar 20, 4:45 pm


gadgetman, Mar 20, 4:46 pm


dolphin1nz, Mar 20, 4:47 pm

Christchurch, hmmm yes that will be a good name for the City

rasman_nz, Mar 20, 4:47 pm

Bob's Swamp.

rsr72, Mar 20, 4:48 pm


dolphin1nz, Mar 20, 4:48 pm


dolphin1nz, Mar 20, 4:48 pm

lol I agree

kaiza123, Mar 20, 4:49 pm


gadgetman, Mar 20, 4:49 pm

I must be one of those conservative folk. haha, first time I've ever been put in that basket! I don't want to be born and raised in Christchurch and die in Muntedonia.

kiwibunnz1, Mar 20, 4:49 pm


dolphin1nz, Mar 20, 4:51 pm


or Bedrock

craftylady1, Mar 20, 4:52 pm

Well seen as though all christs churches are fooked how about Godless!

robdickinson, Mar 20, 4:52 pm

Yea, and we could all wear six guns and chew chewing tobacco lol

dolphin1nz, Mar 20, 4:54 pm
Speed is the name of the town, it can be understood in a few ways.

gadgetman, Mar 20, 4:55 pm


paddaricko, Mar 20, 4:56 pm

'Elviston' (we've left the buildings)

or something with 2g's in rememberance of the last quake. 'Going' (going, gone.).

sammycat, Mar 20, 4:56 pm
Here are listed many changes of cities and countries. Interesting stuff.

gadgetman, Mar 20, 5:02 pm

Churchless sounds fitting!

gadgetman, Mar 20, 5:03 pm

how about no

yelnats3, Mar 20, 5:12 pm


lmbyas, Mar 20, 5:22 pm

its got my vote

simba79, Mar 20, 5:23 pm


mazalinas, Mar 20, 5:24 pm

ok this one made me chukle, so it has to be in the running, unless of course anyone likes Christchurch for the name of the City.

rasman_nz, Mar 20, 5:24 pm

I would seriously support this if they were going to change it to anything other than Christchurch.

rasman_nz, Mar 20, 5:25 pm

how bout "christ" seeing as there be no churches

retrocat, Mar 20, 5:52 pm

How about Muntersville!

theoldknitwit, Mar 20, 6:13 pm

shake city

meadow_man, Mar 20, 6:28 pm


phoenix22, Mar 20, 6:44 pm

Since so many believe him haha
Anyways no need to worrie im sure it will get a nickname

nukhelenc, Mar 20, 6:51 pm

South South Auckland!

phoenix22, Mar 20, 7:04 pm

How about Phoenixville

gadgetman, Mar 20, 7:09 pm

That is a beaut name for a city!Or maybe Bluesville

phoenix22, Mar 20, 7:15 pm

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