Provincial Credit Union, where I’ve been doing my banking for almost 30 years, is amidst a merge with several other PEI credit unions. The question of naming the merged entity was raised to the combined membership earlier in the summer, and the suggestions were of a nature only someone skilled in naming startup companies could love: I’ve put them out of my mind, but they were names like Extriva, Benefico, Xsmortootha. One of the options, though, was to gather under the legacy Provincial name, and that received my vote.
As such, I was happy to read this morning that it was the clear winner:
We heard you loud and clear.
An overwhelming majority of members surveyed from each of the four legacy credit unions indicated Provincial Credit Union as their top name choice for the new credit union.
We are ready to embrace the name Provincial Credit Union and to build on the success of our legacy credit unions to better serve you and your community
this reminds me of the great renaming of the North West Territories, post-Nunavut. While the overwhelming favorite choice was retaining the classic-and-accurate NWT, the runner-up was "Bob".
Not a disaster, so a smashing success. Naming things is hard.