Absolute Worst Name for an Arizona Town?

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Yesterday, we brought you our picks for the 10 worst-named towns in Arizona.

In many cases, the story behind the name is even worse than the name itself, like the town of Bagdad.

See also:
-10 Arizona Towns With the Worst Names

This morning, we want your pick for the absolute worst name for a town in Arizona.

Cast your vote below:


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eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

"Santa Claus" in burning-hot Arizona. Must have been someone's flight of fancy.

Jonathan Danielson
Jonathan Danielson

None of them. Because they are in Arizona, that automatically makes them awesome.

Julie Byfield Pearson
Julie Byfield Pearson

Snowflake,AZ: A patient told that it was named by Mr. Snow and Mr. Flake. That is how it got it's name.

Robin Scott Andress
Robin Scott Andress

Small number of choices. Back in Texas we had Dime Box, Noodle Dome, Bunavista(no not Buena Vista misspelled), Floydada, Flatonia, etc.

Mein Vater
Mein Vater

damn...I thought that was Chandler! boy am I SURPRISE!'d

Bill Meek
Bill Meek

However, the gem is pronounced "Pear a' dough", while locals of pronounce it "Pear a DOT."

Sabz Kaotik
Sabz Kaotik

Bullhead City needs to be changed to Bullshit City.

Valerie Metcalf
Valerie Metcalf

Peridot is a gem, a pretty green birthstone for the month of August.

Nikki Walton
Nikki Walton

Hell or Santa Claus always crack me up. Imagine telling someone you live in Hell, AZ!

Fouad Belgaied
Fouad Belgaied

john said fuck bagdad ya dipshit cuz if tt wasnt for bagdad THE WORLD wouldnt know astronomy..the scientific method..how the eye works..how germs are transfered. ALL OF ARISTOTLE work ..learn your history dipshit

Ernesto Moncada
Ernesto Moncada

Palo Parado, which means "Standing Stick" and it's a town full of elderly people...

Donald Shaffer
Donald Shaffer

Fountain Hills, or any name created by a real estate developer.

Michelle Bradley
Michelle Bradley

When I was growing up, I remember in the early 80's when Dewey Hopper was on KPNX 12 Action News. I remember when he did the weather, he sometimes mentioned a town name that sounded like "hockey puck". I never was able to figure out where this elusive "hockey puck"-sounding town was. I would not necessarily consider it the "worst" name, but it is definitely one of the stranger names. I actually think the worst name for a town (or what many consider as a town) is ANTHEM. ANTHEM is not an actual town, but a name designed through the greed of Del Webb... but then again, so is Sun City West.

michelle1161
michelle1161

When I was growing up in the early 80's, I remember Dewey Hopper who used to do weather on KPNX 12 at the time.  He used to mention that there was a town in Arizona with a name that sounded like "Hockey Puck"..   I have never been able to find this elusive Hockey Puck, AZ. 

Justin J. Stewart
Justin J. Stewart

@karrie - It is about 10 miles north of Lake Roosevelt on the 188

Karrie Porter Brace
Karrie Porter Brace

Where is that exactly? Friends of mine did archaeology there about 10 years ago...

Tracy Aleksic
Tracy Aleksic

Mexican Hat! Hello, just call it what it is: A Sombrero

Christopher Meraz
Christopher Meraz

Who cares how u say it correctly in Arabic. This isn't the middle east

Tucker Woodbury
Tucker Woodbury

glendale. but the city is as lame as the name, so maybe apropos.

Sonia Niner Blade
Sonia Niner Blade

absolutely NO research was done for the original article. Miami Heat? seriously? try this... Black Jack Newman located the Mima Mine, naming it for his fiancee, Mima Tune, whom he later married. This mine was east of th Old Dominion Globe Mine in Big Johney Gulch. Almost simultaneously, James F. Gerald, who represented a group of men from Miami, Ohio contstructed a custom mill on what was then called the West Branch of Pinal Creek, but later Miami Wash. The mill was on a hill which is cut by the railroad where it crosses the Apache Trail, near the present Burch Pumping Station. The flat in front of the mill was called Miami Flat for the Miami Copper Company, which owned mill and mine. Gradually, the names Mima and Miami became so blended that the original intention to call the new community Mima was overlooked.

Sarah Robinson
Sarah Robinson

actually, the story for why the arizona town is named bagdad is that one of the first miners in bagdad found so much silver when with his father, that he said, "hand me another bag, dad" and it stuck. it wasn't named in arabic. so actually i guess you're saying it wrong.

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