Is it common for place names to lose the possessive?
I am struggling with the meaning of and the difference between Shifter's Bay and Shifters Bay (don't pay attention to what a shifter is or could be).
As I understand it Shifter's Bay is a bay belonging to a Shifter and Shifters Bay is a bay with, of or/and for Shifters.
Is this correct? Maybe someone can elaborate?
Which is better for a name on a (fictive) bay? Maybe someone can motivate?
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