Flemings get creative with names for new Limburg town
Two Limburg towns that will soon merge recently called on the public to suggest names for their new merged municipality, with a whole lot of hilarity ensuing from the submissions
So it will come as no shock that Pelty McPeltface is one of the submissions for a possible new name for the merged municipalities of Neerpelt (pictured) and Overpelt in Limburg province, neighbouring towns that have decided to join together.
Members of the public offered more than 800 suggestions for a new name, including Dommelbroek and Pelt aan de Dommel, both inspired by the Dommel river. A jury will present three official nominations next month, and residents will vote on them. The final decision will be announced in November.
Meanwhile, the municipalities of Waarschoot, Zomergem and Lovendegem in East Flanders are also planning to merge. Let the games begin.