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There’s Nothing Special About the Nicknames of These Idaho Towns

What’s in a name? What we call a rose / By any other name would smell just as good.

– Juliet Capulet, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Act 2, Scene 2)

In case your Shakespeare is a little rusty, let us explain. Essentially, Mrs. Capulet argues that a rose called by any other name would retain its sweet fragrance and red-pedaled beauty. In other words, a rose is a rose.

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In the tragic case of Madame Capulet and her cursed lover, Romeo, meaning carries poetically. Fast forward centuries later to Gem State, USA, however, and the same sentiment lacks luster when it comes to nicknames for several Idaho towns. In a word, they are disappointing. Barely a nod to the grandeur of each city on the list, they lack the appeal of a name that draws a person in, sparking their curiosity. Ashton, Idaho’s nickname, for example, is the “Seed Potato Capitol”. It’s almost like someone woke up and thought, “Well, we sure have a lot of seed potatoes here. And the rest is mislabeled history.

So what is it? Are we being too critical or are we simply expecting more for our beloved state? You are the judge. Check out our list of Idaho towns with names we consider boring or forgettable in every way.

  • Ashton – Seed Potato Capital

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Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash
  • Blackfoot – Potato Capital of the World

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Photo by blackieshoot on Unsplash

Photo by Bryce Boehler on Unsplash

Photo by Bryce Boehler on Unsplash

Photo by Hunter Brumels on Unsplash

Photo by Hunter Brumels on Unsplash
  • Coeur d’Alene – Lake City & CDA

Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort

Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort
  • Meridian – The Center of Treasure Valley

Photo by Nadjib BR on Unsplash

Photo by Nadjib BR on Unsplash
  • Nampa – The Heart of Treasure Valley

Photo by Pin Adventure Map on Unsplash

Photo by Pin Adventure Map on Unsplash
  • Pocatello-Gate City and Poky

Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash

Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash
  • Wallace – Money Capital of the World

Photo by Scottsdale Mint on Unsplash

Photo by Scottsdale Mint on Unsplash
  • Wendell – Central Magic Valley Town

Photo by Almos Bechtold on Unsplash

Photo by Almos Bechtold on Unsplash

Are you mispronouncing the unique names of these places in Idaho?

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So what is it? Are we being too critical or are we simply expecting more for our beloved state? You are the judge. Check out our list of Idaho towns with names we consider forgettable in every way.

  • Ashton – Seed Potato Capital

Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash

Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash
  • Blackfoot – Potato Capital of the World

Photo by blackieshoot on Unsplash

Photo by blackieshoot on Unsplash

Photo by Bryce Boehler on Unsplash

Photo by Bryce Boehler on Unsplash

Photo by Hunter Brumels on Unsplash

Photo by Hunter Brumels on Unsplash
  • Coeur d’Alene – Lake City & CDA

Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort

Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort
  • Meridian – The Center of Treasure Valley

Photo by Nadjib BR on Unsplash

Photo by Nadjib BR on Unsplash
  • Nampa – The Heart of Treasure Valley

Photo by Pin Adventure Map on Unsplash

Photo by Pin Adventure Map on Unsplash
  • Pocatello-Gate City and Poky

Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash

Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash
  • Wallace – Money Capital of the World

Photo by Scottsdale Mint on Unsplash

Photo by Scottsdale Mint on Unsplash
  • Wendell – Central Magic Valley Town

Photo by Almos Bechtold on Unsplash

Photo by Almos Bechtold on Unsplash

Are you mispronouncing the unique names of these places in Idaho?

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I love when a company gets creative with its name. If you want my business, be creative! There is a lot of power in a name. Here are five fun business names in Boise.

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You thought it was over after the first list? I do not think so. There are plenty of other fun business names in Boise. Let’s meet five more of my favorites.

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As a dog parent and Idahoan, I can appreciate these smart, cute, local pet names!