The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 August 2007

Are all the good ones taken?

Was there ever a corps of Professional Street Namers? Because boy, do we need them now:

Main Streets, Oak Streets, Elm Streets. Must've been either people with a tree fetish, or NO imagination (1st Street, 2nd Street). I totally get Broadway, but just who exactly are all the King Streets named after, anyway?? King George? King Kong? King Vitaman?? And what's the deal with Boulevard and Avenue?? A sign-maker who charged by the letter?? That would explain the names of two roads near where I live. "Upper Grassy Hill Road" and "Hoop Hole Hill Road."

Nowadays, only the purveyors of suburban sprawl get to name their new cul-de-sacs, and they've got NO imagination whatsoever! They either name the roads after their daughters, or try to sound British, like "Wintonbury Court."

The one thing you can be sure of is that King Street is not named for Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

And dare I mention that Bismarck, North Dakota has a Boulevard Avenue?

Posted at 6:31 PM to Almost Yogurt


There's a Hummingfish Dr in Norman.

Somebody should have been shot for that one.

Posted by: Dan B at 9:34 PM on 11 August 2007

The cul-de-sac my son's dentist works in here in Yukon as a Crop Circle.

Posted by: Rob "Flack" O'Hara at 2:57 AM on 12 August 2007

The best one is also in Norman . . Faerie Queen Ln.

Posted by: ms7168 at 7:32 AM on 12 August 2007

I'm surprised they don't have one of those in Spenser Spencer.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:14 AM on 12 August 2007

There is a street named after my grandmother in Pryor Oklahoma, and a little subdivision named after my mother.

Posted by: Heather at 7:44 PM on 12 August 2007

City streets should be named by corporations, like ballparks, in exchange for sponsorships. Let's say that Kellogs', for example, sponsored Hoboken's streets. Well then, I would live on Fruit Loops Lane, between Frosted Flakes Boulevard and Rice Krispies Square. And how then could life NOT be better?

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 5:12 PM on 13 August 2007

What about the people stuck living on Preperation H Rd?

Posted by: Veronica at 9:37 PM on 15 August 2007

They wind up sitting on the Compound W Bench.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:47 PM on 15 August 2007