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Old 12-10-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Yes. As childish as it is yes. But there is a part of DNA with things like that that I'm funny about.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Butts County, GA is a far-flung (southern) exurb of Atlanta that has seen very slow growth due to the name.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:44 AM
 
Location: U.S.
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Or maybe vice versa, the name of the city was a big factor of why you chose to live there.
Hi, I'm Sophiabell. i am doing job of an accountant in U.S. The name of a city is very important for that. But avoid to live in a city only for the reason of of it's name, is not a good thinking. We live in an open environment in which name of a city is not more important than it's all over reputation. we need to come over such things.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I can't imagine a name so much it would put me off living in a place I liked. I have just tried to think of places whose names induce sweaty palms and heart palpitations and nothing came to mind....

I suppose if a place was called "poo poo pee pants" or "smelly socks" it might have some effect on me but on the whole a resounding NO. A street name I think will have more effect on people as it is your personal address rather than simply a location. So if you live on "moron lane" or " stinky avenue" I think quite a few people will not buy a house there simply because of the ridicule they might encounter.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:17 AM
 
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Or maybe vice versa, the name of the city was a big factor of why you chose to live there.
List a few cities you wouldnt live in because of the name...
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:36 AM
 
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Although it makes no sense, there's a couple cities I just can't do unless a great career opportunity fell in my lap there. Like a pet peeve.

Tampa and Charlotte. Ughhh what ugly names.






















Kidding . I like these names a lot. Definitely would be on my short list for best big city names .
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I do kind of dislike when cities have the word "city" in their name.

Salt Lake City, Yuba City, etc.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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Not sure i'd refuse to live in a city just because it had a strange name but here ya go with a long list of American cities/towns with odd names.
Weird U.S. Town Names
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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I think better Salt Lake City than Salt Lick, KY
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Some towns in Newfoundland have actually changed their names, because of modern connotations. Mary's Hole was one of them. ***** remains in place, though, and not far from a couple of others with more flattering names like Heart's Content and Little Heart's Ease.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J3WXHalW1H...1600/*****.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1415/...8e46c1d41f.jpg

(That word that is blocked out to protect your tender ears and eyes is ODLID spelled backwards. It has been the name of the settlement since 1711, and interestingly, the modern connotation of the word comes from the same derivation as the name of the town. A *****, in 1711, was a phallus-shaped oar-pivot in a row boat. Which, for all we know, might have been imagined by ribald fishermen as having the same purpose as its look-alike 3 centuries later.}

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