Writing an alternate history where Christianity was never the dominant religion... Trafalgar Square I can keep because history is not much altered as a form of pantheonistic paganism played an identical role across Europe. But once my character's done walking across that, he has to go to Charing Cross. The Cross itself is a memorial to Queen Eleanor, but I don't know how many people will just see "Cross" and think, "Hey! Christianity!" -- I don't know for sure, but judging by the photos of the memorials and the cross in my own city's town centre, they're not crucifixes, but big stone things - the cross in Chichester is just a big stone gazebo, basically. The Eleanor crosses are just elaborate pointy monuments and I'm guessing "cross" is more about the fact these things appear in the middle of the road - the Chichester one is in the cross-roads in the middle of town. But even so, the name still makes me uncomfortable in a non-Christian society, so I should probably change it, because just how many people are going to take the time to look up crosses? I'd rather have one history nut write in and tell me that the cross wasn't necessarily Christian, than a dozen people writing in and telling me I'm an idiot for removing all Christianity except that part. Charing's an old English name for the river bend, and I almost considered just using Embankment for the station name (since Embankment is right under Charing Cross), but I like the old English - there are a lot more old English names around in this world. In any case, I'm wondering what I can do with "Charing"? Any Londoners or, well, anyone who knows London better than this tourist can offer me some more local insight into what I might use? Maybe it's just conditioning but "Charing Station" feels sad and empty.