Is this unique to Denver? I imagine not.
Denver has an awful tradition of giving new, hip neighborhoods two syllable names. It started with Lower Downtown getting the name LoDo. Now there's LoHi (Lower Highland), RiNo (River North), NoDo, SoCo, BuCu and others I'm sure.
In my perusing of home listings, I found one I hadn't read before. SoBo for South Broadway. How they get SoBo, I'll never get. I guess it is better than SoBr (as apposed to Drunk?).
I think it is just awful. Let's call them by their historical names.