Nam referring to Vietnam because of the very close military base. Locals did not want the military base to be shipped out to Vietnam for the war so they made up the nickname Fayettenam & its still used today . Another nickname for Fayetteville is 2-6 which is why you might see people from Fayetteville NC making the hand sign with all fingers on the left hand up and then all the fingers on the right hand up except the middle and thumb . The pointer finger make "6" and the pinky and ring finger make "2" . Fayetteville is also home of the first rapper signed to Jay-Z music label -- J. Cole ; Who Went To Terry Sanford High in Fayetteville .
Boy : Dont you live in Arkansas ?
Girl : Yea im going to Fayettenam in Arkansas .
Boy : Theres only one Fayettenam in North Carolina .
During the Vietnam War, Hay Street provided a Wild West atmosphere. Hay Street was talked about by soldiers all over the world. Illegal drug use, hookers, strippers and pimps were present when young men nervously awaited their futures as soldiers fighting in Vietnam.
Soldier #2: Yeah, but look on the bright side. We have Fayettenam to look forward to when we are on leave!