Mamata Banerjee's state cabinet passed a proposal to rechristen West Bengal to 'Bengal' in English.
In Bengali, it could be either 'Banga' or 'Bangla'.
Union Minister, Babul Supriyo, was very enthused by the name change to Bengal. He was not so keen on the Bengali name: according to him 'banga' (pronounced bongo) is a musical instrument and he wouldn't want this name.
Post 1947, nearly a hundred cities have undergone name changes. Some of the more interesting ones are that of Lakshadweep and Kanyakumari: former names used to be Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands and Cape Comorin respectively before being changed.