South Shields, Cleadon and Whitburn should all drop the name South Tyneside then adopt a new name as part of City of Sunderland.
Sunderland and South Shields go back a long way.
Like Sunderland, these places used to be in County Durham.
There used to be things like Sunderland and Shields lifeboats, Sunderland and Shields water works, William Duncan was a South Shields grocery firm in Sunderland.
Last week's Letter of the week: Never mind protests. Hit Sunderland owner Ellis Short where it hurts most - in the pocket