CHESTER City could include 'Ellesmere Port' in their new name, according to club chairman Stephen Vaughan.
The Blues have enquired with the football authorities about changing their title.
Vaughan wants to drop the word 'City' and replace it with another neighbouring area in a bid to broaden the club's fan base.
He said: 'Chester City Council haven't done a thing for this football club, so why should we promote them?
'Part of our ground is in Flintshire - it could be called Chester-Flint, or Chester-Ellesmere Port.'
However, 'Chester-Halton' looks likely to be his preferred name. In December 2005, Vaughan threatened to move the club to play in Widnes, where he is chairman of rugby league team Widnes Vikings.
An FA spokesman has confirmed a request has been made by Chester to change their name to Chester-Halton.
He added: 'We have written to the Football League and Cheshire FA for their views on this. We have also asked for an explanation from the club.'
The name change controversy has been met with anger from City fans, many of whom live in the Ellesmere Port area.
Charlie Lambert, of the Chester City Independent Supporters' Association, said: 'If this is true, we would oppose it all the way.'
Kevin Jones, of the Chester City Supporters' Trust, added: 'We urge Mr Vaughan to reconsider as, in our opinion, its execution would gain nothing except alienation of Chester City's support.'
Chester pay rent to the city council on the Saunders Honda Stadium in Bumpers Lane, but say they have been frustrated in their efforts to renegotiate the terms of the lease.
John Price, deputy leader of the city council, said: 'We have always been supportive of the club.
'We'd be extremely disappointed if they removed Chester's city status from their name and it is probably something we would resist.'
The proposed name change will be discussed at the club's annual meeting on Thursday, March 29.