Fancy living on Jigglypuff Place? How about Charmander Lane? This can be your new reality, as developers of a Henderson neighbourhood have named streets in their community based on Pokémon characters.
Naming streets can be tough, for the fear of them being inappropriate, offensive or too common. According to CBC, “They can’t sound similar to another street name or they cannot already be used,” says Andrea Miller, construction administration manager for Harmony Homes in Nevada.
This is why the company turned to Pokémon for naming streets for the Henderson project. She said, “I would go home from work and kind of bounce names off of my kids, and they would come up with silly street names and then we would have to push those ones aside,” adds the writes CBC report.
Pokémon streets where you can live
Homes in this Las Vegas suburb are available on streets such as Snorlax Lane. However, the report adds that the most popular Pokémon, aka Pikachu, will not be used for the names. “I didn’t want to use Pikachu because I didn’t want it to really stand out that the community was named after Pokémon,” she says while talking to CBC‘s show As It Happens guest host Helen Mann. Some other names that people can find on signboards include Charizard, Charmander and Squirtle.
This is not the first time that streets in Las Vegas are being named after TV series. Reports state that the TV show Paw Patrol also inspired some names for streets such as Rubble Avenue. Miller says that the names not only resonate with children but also spike nostalgia among homebuyers who grew up watching these shows and series. Talking about the company behind the hit franchise, “I’m hoping that they find it as amazing as the town does,” she further adds.
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