I have always though of it as Illiad's Beach - the one in Besant Nagar, Chennai. Because that is how people pronounce it. . Imagined that some general from the British era must have named it so after Illiad.
I found out today that it is infact Elliot's beach. The name comes from another Literary giant. The very native Tamilian often replaces T with D and we end up with ElliaDs and DeDecDive and DiscounD
As a child, Kashi, Varanasi & Benaras at one time seemed like three different towns, all by the river Ganges though.
Hubli and Hoogly also caused some howlers.
Vadodara and Bagdogra was another problem area, though only for a brief while.
I was always confused as to whether Stanford was in the US or the UK.
And to think I was brilliant in Geography- possibly the confusion led to clarity and there on enlightenment!!