When Charlemont Rise, a suburb of Geelong of Victoria, Australia was named ‘Lannaster Road’ after Cersei Lannister and Jaime Lannister, little did the authorities know they’d face the irk of the locals dwelling there.
The authorities in charge of development had given names to the streets after the famous HBO series, Game of Thrones. Some of the roads are named after Snow, Stannis, Greyjoy etc. The idea was to celebrate the series but the plan to use ‘Lannister’ was abstained from.
The residents objected the move citing that it is not desirable to live in a street named after a incestuous couple. It was a matter of shame, said the inhabitants.
The dilemma loomed over the show being their favourite drama but naming a lane after the Lannisters wasn’t a good idea after all.
The road is now named ‘Precinct Road’, after the local drama that was finally put to rest.
Gary Smith, the Project Manager of development was stumped by the incident. "I even changed the spelling to make it not as obvious," said Smith. Turns out, the name change, even though absolutely not subtle, did not please the residents.
The residents have "objected to that fact that it had a reference to incest... it's a fictional series." Ironical, ain’t it?!
Administrator of the City of Greater Geelong, Laurinda Gardner said that the road names should not be “detrimental to the preservation of longstanding community values".
Gary retorted saying, "You've got to think outside the box; we were getting so many names rejected. That's why we went for Game of Thrones."
Information source: newsbytesapp
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