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Obscure or antiquated place Nicknames

While reading this article on buried German WWII saboteur treasure in the Catskills I came across the name "Borscht Belt" for the Catskill Mountains. What other interesting defunct (or still funct) colloquial nicknames do you know for geographical regions?
posted by srboisvert on Apr 5, 2016 - 37 answers

Can Edward be more than Eddie the sparkling vampire?

My husband and I are expecting our first child, a boy, in December. We're struggling with the name issue (of course). We really want to name him Edward (I love the name and it has a family connection). But there are a couple of issues with nicknames and possible negative associations. [more inside]
posted by McPuppington the Third on Oct 13, 2014 - 48 answers

AskMezza

What is the etymology of British nicknames ending in -zza/-zzer? [more inside]
posted by catlet on Nov 30, 2012 - 21 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

Nicknames on my Android

My phone is driving me nuts filter: How can I search by nickname on my HTC One S Android phone? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jun 23, 2012 - 6 answers

What made-up names does your child use for favorite media?

What made-up names does your very young child call favorite movies, books, games, or television shows? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Jun 6, 2009 - 33 answers

How do I get people to get my name/gender right?

My odd to pronounce/gender-unusual name gives me lots of problems. How can I diplomatically solve all of them? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Oct 15, 2007 - 46 answers

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