About HowItGotNamedThat.com

HowItGotNamedThat.com is a site dedicated to... you guess it, how things got their names. Places, particularly, but strange food brands and awesome rock band names are fair game too.

Things with odd/funny names are always good, but what's more important is the interesting story behind. If the street you grew up on was named "Smith Avenue", but it became named that after a heroic neighbor named Smith defended the block from a hoard of one-eyed, fire-breathing giant chinchillas, that's perfect HIGNT material. If you have a good story, no matter how local, please submit it! Secretly, we're just hoping to learn a little more about how we can go about getting a street named after us someday.

HowItGotNamedThat.com is maintained by Paul Jury, creator of Paulspond.com,, Pandasmash.com, and WowMyDateSucked.com.