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Old 03-15-2011, 08:03 PM
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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Interesting translation of the city name.
The Story Behind Novi, Michigan's Name | Novi - Yahoo! Local (http://beta.local.yahoo.com/story-behind-novi-michigan39s-name-yahoo-contributor-network?woeid=2462438 - broken link)

Here is another one from City of Novi website
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:11 PM
Location: Downtown Detroit
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Novi means "forgettable"? Haha.. very fitting.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:48 AM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Intersting, the one that I had heard as the true basis was Stagecoach stop No. VI. That makes good sense since it was stagecoach stop No. VI.

Another one with a funny source is Colon MI. According to their website it was selected by randomly opening a dictionary and stabbin a finger on a word. Supposedly, the founder said "It is fitting because the town kind of looks like a Colon (I hope that he meant the punctuation symbol and not the body part).

We have quite a few unusualy names for towns in Michigan. Hell, Paradise, Colon, Cheboygan ( odd enough that they made a game based on the name). Novi does not seem that unusual when thrown into the mix.
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