Nomen quid est?

Who legitimises name changes of places? Who is the arbiter who tells us what a place is called? How did they change the name from Bombay to Mumbai? From Bangalore to Bengaluru? How does the crowd set about changing names? Do they pass a law in the state legislature?

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