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#1 MissingInAction

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

Place names that aren't too geographical (yes, spin off from that thread someone had a few weeks ago with the child named Miles *City Name*).  

cities, towns, suburbs, rivers, etc

Male or Female.


Adelaide:  Yes.
Hobart:  No.
Idalia: Yes.
Innisfail:  No.
Arabella: Yes.
Augathella:  No.  


got any good ones ?

#2 Mitis angelam

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Some for which I have a soft spot, even if no chance of ever using them.  Mostly I like them in spite of the connection to a place, rather than because of it!

Petra
Carmel
Constance
Eden
Emerald
Esperance
Iona
Ravenna

Austin
Xanten

#3 deedee15

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

Victoria
Savannah - love this name!!
Charlotte
Dakota
Georgia
Sydney - for either
Arizona - from Grey's
Hamilton for a boy
Sahara - wasn't quite sure if they had just misspelt Sarah...




#4 la di dah

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

I don't like many, but I do like:

Girls
Ravenna
Margaux
Carmel
Clare
Quintana
Augusta
Izarra

I have joked about using Philadelphia or Pennsy (I'm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) but  I wouldn't.

Boys
Jericho
Gilead
Troy isn't really my taste but I don't really dislike it.

Shiloh feels fairly unisex.



#5 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

If I could convince my husband, if we had another son, he would be named Memphis..

#6 TinyTeddys

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

Suburbs in Sydney - Bronte, Miranda, Auburn, Avalon, Camden, Emerton, Eveleigh

#7 Gudrun

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

Arcadia
Atlanta
Carlisle
Milan
Svea
Paris
Nantaali
Taliesin
Brodie
Alexandria
Beaudéan
Roman
Roma/Romana/Romula
Frances/Franca/Francesca
Trinidad
Solomon

Edited by Gudrun, 26 February 2013 - 04:39 PM.


#8 Gudrun

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

Baxter
Faraday
Finley
Elizabeth
Griffith
Caspian
Jamieson
Kingston
Neptune
Skipton
Sherwood
Talbot
Zanzibar
Vienne
Maurice
Dominica
Caledonia

Edited by Gudrun, 26 February 2013 - 05:16 PM.


#9 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

I quite like Geneva.  I guess because I see it as another form of Genevieve, one of my favourites.

#10 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Paris
Alessandra
Alexandria
Francisco
Indiana
Roman
Carolina
Florence
Georgia
Odessa
Ashton
Victoria
Austin
Carson
Dallas
Abilene
Acadia
Chelsea
Arizona



#11 kerilyntaryn

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

Geneva
Vienne
Vienna
Paris
Tasmin
Airlie
Aisla
Alexandria
Aspen
Austin
Carmel
Jordan
Brighton
Brooklyn
Galilee
Canaan
Cambria
Boston
Bristol
Brittany
Carolina
Carlton
Catalina
Chadwick
Cheyenne
Dallas
Denver
Devon
Florence
Georgia
Indiana
India
Ireland
London
Jericho
Kent
Kingston
McKinley
Montana
Logan
Nevada
Orlando
Phoenix
Rio
Trent
Victoria
Chenoa
Edina
Forbes
Leith
Melba
Roma
Tennessee
Verona
Warwick

#12 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

I'm not keen on any of the names suggested here.

#13 PatG

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

Calliope!

Roma, Mitchell, Tully, Nelia, Laura, Malanda, Agnes (Water), (Mt) Morgan, Trinity, Miles, Emerald, Tansy, Wilston, Stuart, Fraser (Island), Oakey,  Cynthia, Eliott, Emmet, - have a QLD theme going on here.

#14 Mrs Lannister

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

I know an Alaska which I have always loved

#15 Kya

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

My youngest boy is called Napier.

Edited by Kya, 26 February 2013 - 10:20 PM.


#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:47 AM

Lucinda
Alora
Aratula
Kuranda
Byron

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 27 February 2013 - 12:55 AM.


#17 Imaginary friend

Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

QUOTE (PatG @ 26/02/2013, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Calliope!

Roma, Mitchell, Tully, Nelia, Laura, Malanda, Agnes (Water), (Mt) Morgan, Trinity, Miles, Emerald, Tansy, Wilston, Stuart, Fraser (Island), Oakey,  Cynthia, Eliott, Emmet, - have a QLD theme going on here.



There are towns called Laura and Morgan in SA too - also one called Crystal Brook - have always wondered if anyone somewhere inadvertently gave their daughter the fn and mn combo Crystal Brook without realising it was a place.

Given both are names from same era, it seems quite possible. tongue.gif

#18 MissingInAction

Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE (PatG @ 26/02/2013, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
have a QLD theme going on here.



YESS!! biggrin.gif i wish i'd stipulated in my OP that i was after Australian (or even better Queenslander) place name names.  I forgot to be that specific and was then surprised with all the international names.  Whoops.

#19 Gudrun

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

OK, crazy game, I just got out my atlas.

Boys:

Durham
Grenville
Archer
Bentinck
Hallifax
Townshend
Denham
Warwick
Bowen
Curtis
Buckley
Emmet
Innes
Ashford
Blair
Dawson
Miles
Mitchell
Wilson

Girls:

Laura
Mareeba
Sarina
Wyandra
Yaraka
Corinda
Margaret
Warenda
Georgina
Marion
Monkira
Diamantina
Helen
kyuna
Kuridala
Duchess
Roma
Blair
Yanna

It's probably obvious I don't know Queensland.  I actually think you're on to a great idea for a MN and it might be worth you pouring over more detailed maps and you might find some gems that sound good, look good and are a bit different.  And/or represent some appealing place or somewhere with an interesting history.

Edited by Gudrun, 27 February 2013 - 10:38 PM.


#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:47 AM

Airlie
Brighton
Kingston
Logan
Victoria
MelbaRoma
Warwick
Lucinda
Alora
Aratula
Kuranda
Sunshine
Mitchell
Miles
Katherine
Duchess
Hamilton
Agnes
Arabella
Augathella
Anakie
Avondale
Bowen
Burnett
Blair
Athol
Coen
Bell
Calen
Clifton
Cynthia
Clare
Duleen
Emerald
Emmett
Hayden
Farleigh
Gilbert
Glen
Hilton
Howard
Julia
Jackson
Koah
Kennedy
Kogan
Macalister
Miriam
Malanda
Merinda
McKinley
Nanya
Reid
Richmond
Ruby
Stuart
Sarina
Tansey
Tara
Tiaro
Tully
Trinity
Etty
Mary
Alice
Archer
Burke
Burnett
Cooper
Dawson
Edward
Georgina
Isis
Jardine
Kolan
Laura
Mackintrye
Mackenzie
Susan
Russell
Ross
Elliott





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