Asbestos changing its name to shed its toxic image

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Quebec City could have been named Ludovica by Samuel de Champlain in honour of Louis XIII, King of France from 1610 to 1643. What will become of Asbestos?

How attached are we to place names? For example, would the citizens of the settlement at the narrowing of the St. Lawrence River think differently of themselves if it were named Ludovica, rather than Quebec City?