‘What’s in a name?’ Shakespeare asked once upon a time.
Well, if these quirky city / district names are to be considered, a good laugh, we’d answer!
9 cities whose quirky names will make you LOL!
“I wear a mask. And that mask, it’s not to hide who I am, but to create what I am”- Batman!Named after the nearby river of Batman, the river itself was named after the nearby mountain of Bati Raman. Did you know that the mayor of Batman had tried to sue Warner Bros. for using his town’s name?!
Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Want to open this can of worms?!A beautiful offbeat destination to visit during your Germany escapade, the historical city of Worms is located on the banks of the bustling Rhine River.
Santa Claus, Indiana, USA
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!
This one is fondly known as America’s Christmas Hometown! Originally called Santa Fe, the citizens were denied a post office in 1856 because there was already a Santa Fe post office. Legend goes that during a town-naming debate on Christmas Eve, a church door opened up and people heard sleigh bells! “It’s Santa Claus!" a child yelped in joy and that’s how the town’s name came about!View this post on Instagram
Kill, County Kildare, Ireland
Kill them with kindness we say!Archaeological excavations hint that this town has been inhabited since the stone age! The name ‘Kill’ itself denotes that, sometime in the history of the village, there must have been ‘cill’ or church from the earliest Christian period.
Disappointment Island, New Zealand
Perfect for people who are hard to please!A part of the Auckland Islands, Disappointment Island is home to a variety of elusive birdlife. Apparently, and there is no proof for this, when an English whaler named Abraham Bristow was searching for new islands to set up a whaling industry, this island disappointed him! And thus, the name!
Bath, Somerset, England
Wash away your troubles with some bubbles!Beautiful Georgian buildings, lush green gardens and a fairy tale await you in Bath. But more importantly, Bath’s rejuvenating historical Roman Baths as well as the modern thermal hot springs are what’ll leave you pampered to the core.
I like to move it move it, I like to move it move it, I like to move it move it, Ya like to MOVE IT!Located in southwestern Madagascar, this town of approximately 1000 residents is predominantly farming oriented. The crops grown here include cassava, sweet potatoes and peanuts.
For all the drama queens and kings!
Situated at the base of Falakro mountain, Drama in Greece is probably named after the settlement known as Dyrama or Hydrama which used to live here during the ancient times.View this post on Instagram
Thinking of visiting this Austrian village? Eggcellent choice!
Named after the once beautiful, but now lying-in-ruins Rottenegg Castle, don’t let Rottenegg village’s name put you off! This place is known for its surreal hiking trails and warm hospitality.View this post on Instagram