Residents of 'Bruce Jenner' Lane Consider Changing Their Street Name to 'Caitlyn'


Caitlyn Jenner asked the world to ‘Call me Caitlyn’ on the cover of Vanity Fair, and for the most part the world has respected her wishes.

In fact, residents of Bruce Jenner lane in Austin, Texas, are now questioning whether or not they should change the name of their street.

via ABC:

“Should we put both [names] on there? Tape one underneath it?” resident Ray Briggs told ABC affiliate KVUE. “I thought about doing that myself.”

Briggs and dozens of other homeowners are part of Olympic Heights, a South Austin neighborhood with streets all named after famous Olympians.

Other street names include Georgia Coleman Bend, and Wilma Rudolph Road and Johnny Weismuller Lane.

Some residents remain reluctant to change the name of the street even though they support Jenner’s transition.

“I don’t care what [she] did with [her] life because that’s [her] personal choice,” one resident told ABC News. “But I’d rather not change the street name. That’s just a lot of paperwork, you know?”

In order to officially change a street name, at least 50 percent of the residents on the street have to sign a formal petition to Austin approving the new street name, and the city council must approve it as well, according to the city’s website.

“If the city council and residents of our community want to change the name of Bruce Jenner Lane to Caitlyn Jenner Lane, the board has no issue,” Olympic Heights’ board members told ABC News today in a statement. “However, it is something as a board, we are not actively pursuing.

We think they should do it!

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