Is it possible for TWO cities to have the same name in this game? I stumbled across another city with exactly the same name as mine and am wondering if that's normal plus whether it will affect my game in any way?
Yes there can be many cities/farms with the same name. The thing that is required to be unique to each player is the Storm8 id. I think that is why people change their names and add the emjoi to make their name different. Wish I would have known this when I made my name.