On this day in 1835, Melbourne was almost known as Batmania, after one of its founders, John Batman. Unfortunately, this was shot down just like Guelphia. Today, there are a few tributes to John Batman such as Batman Avenue and a statue on Collins Street.
Other proposed names for Melbourne:
Bearbrass (There is a good bar in Southbank with this name.)
“Where are you from?”
[via 9AM with david & kim]