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    Göteborg Changes Name Back to Gothenburg

    Göteborg changes name back to Gothenburg


    Göteborg is officially changing its name to Gothenburg, the Gothenburg city council has decided. The city councillors have agreed that the city will be referred to as the City of Gothenburg in all international communications.

    The decision signals the end of a concerted push to gain international recognition for the city’s Swedish name, since an official decision by the council in 2003 to refer to the City of Göteborg in the international context.

    The council cites both historical and pronunciation issues as reasons for reverting to the Anglicized name. “It’s much more natural to say ‘City of Gothenburg’ when you are speaking English,” said Bill Werngren, who is responsible for questions concerning the city council’s graphic profile.

    The city’s English name has its roots in the earliest stages of the city's history, with Gothenburg even being mentioned in the official documents founding the city in 1621, but it was officially discarded in the council’s 2003 decision.

    But the council does not envisage any problems for locals adjusting to their new identity. “To call the city ‘Gothenburg’ is something that the city’s residents have been used to for a long time,” Werngren said. http://www.thelocal.se/23786/20091211/

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    Thats right cater to the Americans and the rest of the internationalists.

    They should keep the Swedish name intact and be proud to keep it.

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    Well, the Swedish name Göteborg IS intact.

    The decision was to simplify things in English texts and speech, referring to the town as Gothenburg instead of its Swedish name, which is harder to pronounce and write for foreigners. It's the same thing as Roma being called Rome in English, Firenze Florence, Napoli Naples etc. I don't see anything wrong with using a city's English name in English texts and speech. In fact, that is more logic.

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    And it keeps foreigners from misspelling names with special characters, like they do with German city names. In English, it's Munich, Nuremberg, etc. which is fair in my opinion.

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    Sounds fair enough to me. I'm from London, but i don't get worked up about it when the Spanish refer to it as Londres in Spanish.
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