Nine Reasons Miami Is the Best City Name Ever

It's a weird bit of civic pride, sure, but have you thought about how lucky we are to live in a city with as pretty a name as Miami? We could live in some town with a clunk of a name like "Fresno" or "Pittsburgh" or "Fort Lauderdale," but instead we have this short, elegant name that uses just three letters to lead to some awesome word play and design possibilities.

1. You can sneak the word into architectural design and have it come off elegant and not cheesy. Check this wall at the airport.

2. It's also a fun word for graphic designers to play around with.

Nine Reasons Miami Is the Best City Name Ever

3. The Italian phrase "Mi Ami" is a rough translation of "You Love Me."

Nine Reasons Miami Is the Best City Name Ever

4. Our airport's code is MIA, which is both for its proper name Miami International Airport and the first three letters of Miami, which is nice if you have slight word OCD. Plus, it makes for a nice looking logo.

Nine Reasons Miami Is the Best City Name Ever


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