What’s in a name?

In an interesting column published in The Compass today, Ed Roberts discusses the men behind many community names in our province. The list of communities he provides and the stories behind the names are blocked with history. But he also points out that that while dozens of communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador take their names from the family who first settled them (rather than individual men), it is an historical oddity that no community is graced by the name of a woman.

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