COMMENT OF THE DAY: NEW NEIGHBORHOOD NAMES STICK “I came from DC and we saw this time and again . . . what I learned is the pro-namers almost always win. Turns out it is fairly easy to name an unnamed area. Of course, in DC (and SF, and LA), the names are almost always douche-y NYC-wannabe abbreviations. The naysayers should just be glad they aren’t calling it TriNoMa (Triangle North of Main).” [CAHBF, commenting on Tampico Heights Rises Again, This Time in a Bumper Sticker Campaign] Illustration: Lulu
I don’t know that’s true. I live in Braeswood Place. It’s what we call it and there are signs in and out of the ‘hood. But it still frequently is referred to as “Ayshire.”
Didn’t work that well for the people pushing “Uptown” i/o the Galleria.
Braeswood Place is the name for the general area. Ayrshire is the correct legal name for the actual neighborhood.
Trinoma I like it! lol
@Progg its actually offically called Uptown Houston
Progg I’m fairly new here ( 2 years ) but I call Galleria area Uptown. Sorry!
I get it but people who grew up here and are older than 12 will probably never call it Uptown.
That’s beside the point. Do you call the area east of downtown Eado? Because that’s official too.
Uhhh nope. Not true. Uptown is easier. It’s two syllables instead of seven in “Galleria area” and doesn’t lend any undue advertising to a store.