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John Cowan>>>>>>
Bryan Maloney wrote:

> The city of Nochet got its name when someone asked Greg Stafford if he had
> named a dot on a map.  He answered with what would formally be written as
> "Not yet."  The response from his player was "Okay, then we're going to
> Nochet."

There is a theory that Nome, Alaska got its name similarly.  The city of
Nome is named after nearby Cape Nome.  Supposedly, a map draftsman noted that
this cape had at that time no name.  He noted "? name" on the map,
which was misread as "C Nome" and interpreted as "Cape Nome".
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On the same lines, but sillier IMO:
There's a town somewhere west of Chicago (I think) called "Novi".  It originally
grew up around the sixth station on a new railroad that was being / had just
been built.






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