Place names that make good boys names

(83 Posts)
candr Sun 06-Jan-13 21:33:41

I am not thinking of Paris, Brookyln etc but or DS is named after a small village in the north with a slight spelling change. Any interesting place names you think would work for a boy, don't have to be from this country but not one you need to pronounce with an accent. Awaiting with interest smile

Junkgirl Sun 06-Jan-13 22:54:28

Lucca

weegiemum Sun 06-Jan-13 22:55:07

Arran is the correct spelling for the Isle of Arran (in Scotland).

I've known a Lorn and a Brodie, both specific places, and a Munro (mountain over 3000ft). Angus is a region in Scotland and I once taught a boy with Sutherland as as middle name but I think that was a family name, not the area.

Most of the others (Harris, Lewis etc have already been mentioned.

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 22:56:40

Lorne,
Blair
Ben
Dornoch
Hawick
Ecclefechan grin

weegiemum Sun 06-Jan-13 22:57:56

grin

We once had a guinea pig called Ecclefechan, and another one called Prestwick!

pinkandyellowbutterfly Sun 06-Jan-13 22:58:36

finch: to kill a monkingbird

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 22:59:59

Great guinea pigs there weegiemum

ooh - Clyde, there's another one!

ZooAnimals Sun 06-Jan-13 23:00:58

Indiana
Phoenix

ZooAnimals Sun 06-Jan-13 23:01:41

Jackson
Dallas
Denver
Austin

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 23:03:01

If I was going to use a place name, it would have to be something that meant something to me or somewhere I liked or something.

That's why we nearly had Blaven or Blà Bheinn as it's one of the most beautiful mountains on Skye.

serin Sun 06-Jan-13 23:11:46

I was brought up in a place called Abram and have met 2 people called that (and a dog!)

seeker Sun 06-Jan-13 23:12:14

If I chose place names that mean a lot to me, I would have children called Wimbleball, Gnejna, Siracusa, and Canterbury.

LilyVonSchtupp Sun 06-Jan-13 23:15:03

I don't know if this is an urban myth but the popularity of Devon as a male name among American baby-boomers is owing to GIs being based there during WW2.

toastedteacake Sun 06-Jan-13 23:16:08

Douglas
Preston
Alban
Kent
Crosby

Slough? hmm

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 23:16:18

That's an eclectic mix seeker grin

At last most of mine would be Scottish but a lot of them would be unpronounceable as names because they are Gaelic. Given free rein my OH would have named them after mountains and he wanted to spell Craig, Creag.

ZooAnimals Sun 06-Jan-13 23:17:04

Corby
Marlow
Harlow
Ashby
Kendal
Crosby
Bingley
Eton
Ramsey
Sutton
Bruton
Haxby
Blaise
Jarrow
Penryn
Thatcham

seeker grin

My special place names would be Benidorm, Barrow-in-Furness and Puerto De La Cruz... Classy I know! Bennie, Barry and Puerty...

cece Sun 06-Jan-13 23:23:40

I think I must be older than all of you as I see you have missed my reference to Womble names. They choose their name from a world atlas that had been found on Wimbledon Common.

Carlisle.

Might be a bit too Twilight though.

LentilAsAnything Sun 06-Jan-13 23:24:16

Staines. grin

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 23:27:17

cece - it was the absence of Madame Cholet that threw me grin

seeker Sun 06-Jan-13 23:28:09

I had a friend at university who always said that she was going to have three children named her three favourite words- Wireless, Carpet and Vladivostok. I lost touch with her 30 years ago- I do wonder what her children are called!

LentilAsAnything Sun 06-Jan-13 23:30:00

I knew an Australian guy called Kent.

cece Sun 06-Jan-13 23:31:33

I was asked for boys names and Madame Cholet is a lady wink

cece Sun 06-Jan-13 23:32:23

Lentil - I think you'll find that is Staines-Upon-Thames grin

amck5700 Sun 06-Jan-13 23:35:10

cece - I don't think she was a lady, living with all those rampant wombles wink

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