"Aesthetically unsuitable" is one way the NYT described them. The phrases "inadvertent place-name titillation" and "street names that could give offense" also came up in the article about unintentionally naughty place names from England. Crapstone, Penistone, Butthole Road, Titty Ho, Crotch Crescent......you get the idea.
While some, like Carol Midgley who writes for the Times of London, are in favor of the names ( "Sniggering at double entendres is a loved and time-honored tradition in this country") others like the Lewes District Council in East Sussex) would like to see them retired.
While possibly not as prevalent in North America the Times article got us thinking that there must be some place names out there that evoke a similar reaction (snickering, giggling, etc...) and we're wondering if you know of any. Let us know in the comments below if you have any to share from your part of the world....
Photo: Russell Bates/Ross Parry Agency via the New York Times