Harvard Square, the traditional name for the district around the University, may be "George Washington" Square if a plan of Cambridge Councilman Michael A. (Mickey the Dude) Sullivan goes through.

Sullivan, a local character who represents the Harvard Square region in the City Council, patriotically resents his ward's being named after John Harvard, who, he says, never set foot in this city.

His motion to change the name was rejected by the Council in June.

The self-appointed censor of local manners and morals was also a leader in the Council's attempt last fall to make Harvard a separate city.