Instead of Hamilton, call us Wentworth
RE: It’s time Hamilton had a new name (May 12)
Mr. Yates, author of this letter, is quite right in the erection of names signs, and in changing the name of Hamilton, to something new. Since the amalgamated city took over the previous county, and since the two local school boards still use the word in their names, let us call our city Wentworth.
It is a historic name, and when it was wiped out by the Harris Progressive Conservative government in the forced amalgamation, many were upset. If you do a Google search, there doesn’t appear to be anywhere else in the province with the name, so it would be a good fit.
It would also get us away from some American comments that we named our city after Alexander Hamilton, one of their famous fathers, instead of one of our original landowners from a previous century.
The one downside of losing the Hamilton name is that we would no longer be the largest city, town, borough, or whatever, on this planet thusly named. Les Jarrett, Hamilton