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Names after places

(18 Posts)
OscarLove Tue 05-Jul-11 20:56:17

Imagine if we all had to name our babies after places a la Brooklyn hmm, Preston and Paris. Thankfully, we don't have to name them such silly names, but if we did, what would yours be? If the place is unusual, tell us where it is please!

Mine would be Darlington. Darling for short, of course!!! [pass the sick emoticon!]

Larold Tue 05-Jul-11 21:07:10

Colchester - Cole or chester for short smile

manicinsomniac Wed 06-Jul-11 07:33:32

Girls - India, Asia, Africa, Brazil, Kenya, London, Skye, Devon

Boys - Durham, Chester, Paris, Preston, Milan

Could live with any of those if I had to.

rachel234 Wed 06-Jul-11 11:45:54


Hedwig3 Wed 06-Jul-11 11:48:38


fairimum Wed 06-Jul-11 12:47:28

We have an Iona and if she had a boy we liked Devon, when DS arrived we thought 2 'place' names was a bit much so he is Alex! lol

DELHI Wed 06-Jul-11 14:38:03

Haselbury Plucknett - I think it's near Bristol Palin

seeker Wed 06-Jul-11 14:40:28


Hedwig3 Wed 06-Jul-11 14:48:26

Would Mississippi count?

Wouldn't work for a boy though!

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 06-Jul-11 14:50:08


Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 06-Jul-11 14:50:33

Actually I think some of these are quite naice!

whyohwine Wed 06-Jul-11 14:51:59

if naming after place of conception it would be harley (IVF on harley street)

BuntyPenfold Wed 06-Jul-11 14:54:51

I have a Houston.(He loves it when people say they have a problem.)
It's a Wombles tradition.

AberdeenAngusina Wed 06-Jul-11 15:44:50

Scottish placenames.
Boys - Lewis, Keith, Ross, Harris, Lorne, Arran, Angus.
Girls - Skye, Iona.

GibberingGinger Wed 06-Jul-11 16:19:02

DD1 would be Edinburgh (Edin maybe for everyday use)
DS1 and DS2 (twins ) Inverness, being twins one would have to be Inver and the other Ness grin

Strange but not completely implausible!

strandednomore Wed 06-Jul-11 16:26:52

kingston - would've worked if a boy, but is a girl, so jamaica would work better,although she might possibly have been made in Negril, I'm not too sure.

dd2 would be less exotic, I don't think Cheltenham is a valid name so maybe Chelty???

winkle2 Wed 06-Jul-11 16:53:57

When I was younger I wanted to call my children after American states.

I like Hawaii and Nevada for a boy.

And Arizona for a girl!

I still like Arizona!

seeker Wed 06-Jul-11 18:06:53

If I named mine after where they were concieved, they would be Dublin and Cahirciveen.

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