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Origin of Los Angeles street names?

I'm looking for a resource that lists Los Angeles city street names and their origin/namesake. There's an old Angelfire site that does exactly what I'm looking for, but only for a few major streets. Where can I find information similar to what that site offers, but for lesser-known streets?
posted by averageamateur on Oct 2, 2013 - 11 answers

name my kid for a hero of cosmopolitanism

So my wife is pregnant. Hooray! (Still early enough that we don't know the gender). We're starting to think about names. It seems to me that the world's great hope and story of progress is the expansion of rights and consideration of the views & interests of an ever-widening swath of humanity. Which historical figures stand for pluralism, for rejecting provincialism, in word or deed? I've picked up, but haven't yet read Kwame Anthony Appiah's Cosmopolitanism; I'd be grateful for suggestions of books or other resources that might be useful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2013 - 30 answers

And that's why they call me "Adjective Noun" Surname.

Can anyone think of examples of well-known fictional characters or historical figures whose names fit the format [Adjective / Number] [Noun] [Surname]? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Sep 23, 2012 - 57 answers

What other notable people besides Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington Carver have been intentionally named after someone famous who was not in their family?

George Washington Carver... Martin Luther King Jr.... What other notable/successful folks have been intentionally named after famous people who are not in their family (that is their famous antecedent's first and last name is the "descendant's" given name)? [more inside]
posted by jng on Dec 27, 2010 - 37 answers

What do they put as your country of birth if that country no longer exists?

What do they put as your country of birth if that country no longer exists? [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by Captaintripps on Feb 11, 2005 - 15 answers

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What were other names considered before the name United States of America was decided upon?
posted by riffola on Oct 1, 2004 - 5 answers

Baby Names

Babynamefilter: Can anyone fill me in on the history of Page/Paige as a girl's name? [mi] [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Sep 13, 2004 - 9 answers

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