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Consensus 14 January 2017[edit]

Bangalore to Bengaluru. In 2014, Karnataka government changed the name of Bangalore to Bengaluru. The name Bengaluru is widely used now hence it is wise to change the name to Bengaluru. Many users have also asked the name to be changed.

Yes, we need to change Bangalore to Bengaluru. Does any one object to this idea? Bangalore is the old name as Calcutta was for Kolkatta, Madras for Chennai, Bombay for Mumbai. Today officially it is known as Bengaluru. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bengalurumaga (talkcontribs) 06:48, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

BANGALORE is no longer called as such it is known as BENGALURU Whole world has changed it except wikipedia and the North Indian lobby groups. [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bengalurumaga (talkcontribs) 22:51, 23 March 2018 (UTC)



Please add either *Oppose with a reason or *Support. Support this. There shouldn't even be a survey in the first hand. Bangalore can always be redirected to the page with the name Bengaluru. If Calcutta/Chennai/Mumbai can do the same. Why can't it happen for Bengaluru ?

Please include the topic on KempeGowda-The founder of Bengaluru(with picture) and Lakshmi Devi- His daughter-in -law,who sacrificed her life to safeguard the city then.This is of great historical importance[edit]

Most cities have a topic on History and growth.Bangalore historys starts with KempeGowda and Lakshmi Devi.Its a mark respect to include write-ups about the founder along with the picture.

WHile Bangalore is portrayed as the IT city,Garden city..,its also important to uncover the History of this beautiful city.

Semi-protected edit request on 17 March 2018[edit]

In the last line of 2nd paragraph in the "Early and medieval history " section . A correction has to be made to the location of "Someshwara temple" which is actually situated in Halasuru , not Madiwala as stated in the article. The above mentioned pages are enough and relevent for the change. Also , please do remove the reference number 36 . 16:47, 24 March 2018 (UTC) |answered= no

Semi-protected edit request on 22 March 2018[edit]

Please Include the metropolitan area of Bangalore to 8005 km2. Currently its not provided. Below is the reference for the same (talk) 08:21, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

 Done Per Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 20:38, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Why is Bengaluru still known by its old name in Wikipedia?[edit]

It has been almost 4 years since Bangalore has officially changed its name to Bengaluru, why is the article still known under the old name? Any reasons on why it should not be changed to the official name Bengaluru? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bengalurumaga (talkcontribs) 23:03, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Because we go by what WP:COMMONNAME says, and Bangalore is still the by far most commonly used name in English, both in English language media and among English-speakers. Even in Bangalore... - Tom | Thomas.W talk 23:47, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

It's been 4 years since the official name change has been in effect. Name is very popular now, infact the airport is also named after the official name itself. talk Could we have the survey which tells us Bangalore is more popular than the name Bengaluru ? Let's not go by words without citations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Akumar5 (talkcontribs) 09:58, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Read the "previously nominated to be moved" section at the top of this talk page. It was discussed last September - when a year has passed since then a new move request might have a better chance of success. Batternut (talk) 12:02, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Sounds interesting, so how do we start a new move request ? comment added by Akumar5 (talk

As explained above, you wait until September - Arjayay (talk) 10:25, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
If there's not enough evidence to make the change now, and apparently there isn't, waiting until September to propose a move that will not succeed, and probably be speedy closed, will accomplish nothing. Encouraging perennial proposals that will fail for the foreseeable future isn't a good idea. - BilCat (talk) 00:09, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
BilCat misinterprets the above comments as encouragement for the proposal, whereas the encouragement was to not raise it so soon after the other failed proposals. Batternut (talk) 09:41, 21 April 2018 (UTC)