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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 11:06 PM
Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver, , .
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In most jurisdictions in Canada, being the "first" to climb a peak, reach a lake, etc. does not confer the right to name it. Of course, you are free to call anything whatever name you want, but that doesn't make it official.

You'd better:
1. convince the naming authorities that it NEEDS a name.
2. convince them that the name is appropriate for the feature
3. demonstrate that you've done due diligence to show that there are no pre-existing names for it, and no aboriginal names
4. get widespread support from clubs, aboriginal groups, local inhabitants, etc.

Good luck.
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