Both national and local authorities must take note of the rules of consideration concerning good place-name practice. This means that established place-names may not be modified without exceptional reasons.
The Code of good place-name practice
- Established place-names may not be modified without exceptional reasons.
- The spelling of place-names must fol-low accepted rules for linguistic cor-rectness, unless spelling established by long usage claim otherwise
- New names must not be formed with-out taking into account the effect this may have on established names.
- Swedish, Sami, Meänkieli and Finnish names will be used on maps and on signs and other directions in multilin-gual areas.
- Names that have been approved by Lantmäteriet must be used in their approved form by public and local authorities.
The Historic Environment Act (new window), Law (1988: 950, revised 2013: 548) Kultur-milölagen 1 kap. 4 § Good place-name prac-tice
You may read more about good place-name practice in Lantmäteriet Publications number 6, Lantmäteriets skriftserie Ortnamn och namnvård.