A town's name serves an important purpose. Whether it tells a story about the town's history or honours some British dude who built a church, a town's name reflects what it's all about. As a town that frequently makes the list as one of the weirdest names in the country, Asbestos, Quebec decided to part ways with that unfortunate moniker in 2019 and now, it's up to the citizens to choose the town's new name.\n"After having established selection criteria, [we] gathered several hundred suggestions and consulted the social acceptability committee," wrote the town's officials in a Facebook post.\nEditor's Choice: 6 Fall Festivals Happening Around Quebec To Celebrate Your Favourite Season\n"The municipal council retained the following proposals: Apalone, Jeffrey, Phénix and Trois-Lacs."\nOn first look, that list of names might seem random and won't help Ville d'Asbestos get off those 'weirdest names' list, but it might be a step in the right direction.\nCity officials have opened up voting to all citizens of Asbestos. Anyone aged 14 and older can visit Asbestos city hall to cast their votes from Wednesday, October 14 to Sunday, October 18 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.\nApalone\nThe name refers to a small turtle that inhabits the lakes and rivers around the region. Due to climate change and pollution, the turtle is now one of the most endangered animals in the province.\nLA VILLE D'ASBESTOS CHANGE DE NOM\n\nÀ la suite de plusieurs réflexions et dans une optique de développement tournée vers...Posted by Ville d'Asbestos on Wednesday, November 27, 2019\nPhénix\nReferring to the mythical bird that rises from the ashes, the name is apt due to its connotations and it just so happens that the local high school sports team is named the Phénix. This one would have my vote.\nJeffrey\nNo, this name doesn't refer to that thing that makes you want to stroke a furry wall but instead to the founder of the city's infamous asbestos mine, William Henry Jeffrey.\nNous vous dévoilons ce soir les quatre noms retenus dans le processus de changement de nom ainsi que les détails entourant le vote participatif à venir.Posted by Ville d'Asbestos on Monday, September 14, 2020\nTrois-Lacs\nThis designation refers to the area in the northeastern part of the municipality, which merged with Asbestos in 1999. The name is also taken from Les Trois-Lacs, a major body of water in the region.\nWhich name is your favourite?