Nine Reasons Miami Is the Best City Name Ever

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It's a weird bit of civic pride, sure, but have you thought about how lucky we are to live in a city with as pretty a name as Miami? We could live in some town with a clunk of a name like "Fresno" or "Pittsburgh" or "Fort Lauderdale," but instead we have this short, elegant name that uses just three letters to lead to some awesome word play and design possibilities.

1. You can sneak the word into architectural design and have it come off elegant and not cheesy. Check this wall at the airport.

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via Kev Cook's Flickr
2. It's also a fun word for graphic designers to play around with.

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3. The Italian phrase "Mi Ami" is a rough translation of "You Love Me."

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4. Our airport's code is MIA, which is both for its proper name Miami International Airport and the first three letters of Miami, which is nice if you have slight word OCD. Plus, it makes for a nice looking logo.

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16 comments
Francisco31
Francisco31

Not only is our city name pretty so is our area code. 305.

richjamessteph
richjamessteph

The Name "Miami' Is An Indian Name Meaning "Sweetwater".

richjamessteph
richjamessteph

The Name Was Changed To Miami After Incorporation. Some Citizens Recommended The Name  "Flagler".

Troy Nader Moslemi
Troy Nader Moslemi

Miami was originally named "Fort Dallas". Due to a military loss it was renamed "Miami". At least they didn't rename it "Bi-am-I".

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

Cute little article but you just had to slip in an uninformed piece of left wing agenda didn't you?

MAFIOSO
MAFIOSO

JES AF CARSE LAKE AKACHEEBE AS AN HIALAAH

stephanie.kienzle
stephanie.kienzle

@Anthonyvop1@stephanie.kienzleOh, missed that.  Thanks.  That's what happens when I speed-read. :-)


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