Reader: Metro State name change to Denver State will cause confusion with DU
We had a lot of fun with our recent top ten suggestions for new Metro State names other than Denver State -- but many of the comments have taken the proposed moniker swap very seriously. Among the more interesting is a post suggesting that Denver State will cause confusion with the University of Denver.
University of Denver alums and students are almost universally opposed to this name change. There is no doubt that the branding company & Metro administrators intent was to poach DU's reputation.
The real confusion will come out of state and at the end of the day Metro alums will have to handle all the awkward questions about, "Did you know so and so who went to DU."
Come up with a unique name that symbolizes the city or the state and build your own reputation.
For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.
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