The birth of the Newcastle United

December 9, 1892
A meeting of the supporters of the Newcastle East End Club was held last night to consider proposals as to changing the name of the club. Three proposals were moved and seconded that the name of the should be altered to the “Newcastle United,” “Newcastle,” and “Newcastle City” respectively; and, on a vote being taken, the preponderance was in favour of the club being called the “Newcastle United.”

Eventually the latter name was submitted to the meeting by the chairman as a substantive motion, when it was carried practically unanimously.

Immediate steps will be taken to have the name altered at once, by placing the matter before the council of the English Football Association at their meeting on Monday night.
(Edinburgh Evening News: December 10, 1892)