Geordies have been quick with some great - and some hilarious - name ideas

From ‘The Armadillo’ to ‘The Rosemary’: Geordies share new name ideas for The Sage Gateshead

Some are spectacular and some are down right ridiculous, but here is what Geordies have come up with so far

Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 8:30 am

Last week The Sage Gateshead announced that it would be renamed later this year.

A new super-complex is being built next to the current iconic Quayside venue by enterprise software company Sage Group which will take the business' name.

The 12,500 capacity arena is being constructed alongside business and hospitality spaces and will welcome one million annual visitors when open in 2024.

It means that the The Sage Gateshead will go through a rebranding later this year and the venue are asking locals to have a say on what their new name will be.

Sage Gateshead Managing Director Abigail Pogson hopes the venue's renaming will be a chance to "turn a new page".

The Sage opened in 2004 and is now one of the North East's most recognisable landmarks with its 3,000 stainless steel and 250 glass panels shining over The Tyne.

Ms Pogson said: "As we approach our twentieth year, this is an opportunity for us to affirm who we are, how we want to be known, and what we look like.

"We also want to make sure things are clear for audiences, artists, donors, trusts, foundations and other supporters as the new Sage arena is built next door.

"Its addition to the quayside will make Gateshead Quays a unique destination in the UK."

Scrolling through social media, here are some of the best names that Geordies have come up with so far.

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