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Old January 5th 21, 11:22 AM posted to uk.railway,
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On 05/01/2021 11:36, NY wrote:
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They presumably hope HM will perform the opening ceremony when "One's"
is formally opened under its official brand. I assume the Elizabeth Line
name will be used once the central tunnel and new stations are opened,
if all the sections don't yet have through services. So that could
this autumn.

I wonder how many people will use the name "Elizabeth Line" in normal
parlance, compared with those that call it "Crossrail [Line]". I bet it
gets abbreviated to "Liz Line" ;-)

Journalists and political people see to be the only ones who use the new
name for the New Severn Bridge. The rest of us still call it the New
Severn Bridge.

Old habits die hard and I'm sure the same will apply to Crossrail for a
long while.

I agree. The first name is the one that sticks in people's minds. If they'd
wanted to called it the Elizabeth Line, they should have used that name from
the start. Having first called it Crossrail, that's the name they should
stick with.

Like for Opal Fruits, Marathon and Jif.

I hadn't even realised that the New Severn Bridge was now called the Prince
of Wales Bridge.

At least we haven't adopted the US policy of naming everything after the
full name (including the middle initial without which no official US name is
incomplete!) of a sponsor.

Boston Airport is either "Boston Airport" or "Logan Airport" as far as I'm
concerned, not "General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport".

Why *do* Americans insist on using their middle initials/names on official
documentation? Does "John H Smith" sound more impressive than "John Smith"?
And why do so many Americans have Roman numerals after their names? Is it
because children are named after their father, grandfather and great
grandfather (all called John Smith, distinguished by I, II, III and IV
suffix) rather than being adventurous and choosing different forenames for
each generation?