After word got out this week that the new summer festival would be called Log Jam, a resident complained to the mayor of Stillwater, Minn.
Now, city officials are asking the group planning the music and family festival, to change the name.
"The city has concerns over the name that was chosen," Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki said Thursday. "We were made aware -- how can I put this delicately? -- that the name was a vulgar reference that we would prefer not to have associated with a family event in the city. We don't want to be the laughingstock of the nation."
"Oh my Lord," festival organizer Cassie McLemore said. "... Are we 14-year-old boys? Seriously. Ninety-nine percent of the people, that wouldn't even cross their minds."
She said the name was in the group's proposal that the Stillwater City Council approved last fall, and that organizers don't plan to change it.
The group tried to lease the name "Lumberjack Days" from the nonprofit Lumberjack Days Festival Association, but couldn't reach an agreement, McLemore said.
"We can't sit around and wait," she said. "We need to have a website, we need to have social media. ... 'Stillwater Log Jam' was the name that was proposed at our presentation to city council, and we never heard anything negative from the city about the name until today."
Stillwater Log Jam fits the history of the city, McLemore said. "We were a logging community; there were log jams; and 'jam' kind of goes with the name of a festival.
"Honestly, you can turn anything in a sexual meaning," she said. "There's probably something called The Lumberjack, too."