The name was actually a progression of events and attempts. It didn’t spring out if no where, its natural progression was very… human.
Not every valley-ed geography is appellated with ‘valley’. But this particular one was, Before the silicon makers came it was known as the “Valley of Hearts Delight” by locals.
It was obvious by the 70s that the silicon companies were taking over the valley, but It was first mentioned in an article series
Report for Silicon Valley is attributed to Ralph Vaerst, a local entrepreneur. Its first published use is credited to Don Hoefler, a friend of Vaerst’s, who used the phrase as the title of a series of articles in the weekly trade newspaper Electronic News. The series, entitled “Silicon Valley in the USA”,
The name didn’t take root till the early 80s.
Honestly you don’t fight such christening of names and what not, we are bound to come up with a few more before we settle. Once a known founder finds it appealing, or even amusing and makes one public reference its turns pop.
You sell and if they buy, that’s the name it gets; I for one prefered; The Yabacon Strip!
Yabacon sounds bionic, the ‘geography’ is just a strip. So we don’t disappoint Foreigners who come to Yaba looking for a valley.