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Place names that make good boys names

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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

cece Sun 06-Jan-13 23:43:42

Oh I never saw that episode wink shock

doublecakeplease Sun 06-Jan-13 23:46:44

Can you tell i live up north!?


toastedteacake Sun 06-Jan-13 23:48:20

Lentil - I like your thinking grin

Warwick? Roehampton? Hampstead?Alfreton? Alnwick (pronounced annick) ? Alton? Amesby? Barnsley? Barrow? Bawtry? Beccles?Bentham? Bexley? Bradley? Bury? Calne? Chard?Colford?Colne?Corby? Darwen? Dursley? Filey? Filton? Fleet? Harlow? Harrow?Hedon? Hessle? Hinckley? Jarrow? Lewes?Lydney? Marlowe? Millom? Morley? Neston? Newlyn? Ossett? Prescott? Ramsey?

Sorry more to come.

Screaminabdabs Sun 06-Jan-13 23:52:35

Maggie, your MN name is magnificent in certain MN listings - all hills and valleys - up with the Ms and down with the ggs.

LentilAsAnything Sun 06-Jan-13 23:53:57

cece, you are quite right! But MN namers don't like hyphenated first names! grin

Rayleigh? Rowley? Royston? Selby? Shildon?Tadley? Thame?
I really like the concept and if I was going to have future children it is one I would employ.
Sadly, I'm not having more children so I am having my fun now.
I think there is a few good'uns in there, though in my head most seem to require a northern accent, for some strange reason!

But where does it come from Screaming?
I will be amazed if you know!

5madthings Sun 06-Jan-13 23:58:02

My dad is merry which is Cornish, it can be used as a boys name and is spelt Merin or merrin for a boy smile

5madthings Sun 06-Jan-13 23:58:27

Not merry merryn bloody auto correct.

Merryn is lovely, I think my fave in the ones I posted is Thame.

5madthings Mon 07-Jan-13 00:06:30

Yes it us lovely, we visited the village merryn when we were on holiday this year, well we drove through it!

Thame makes me think of thane which is also a name but don't know if its a place?

Startail Mon 07-Jan-13 00:11:39

If we are allowed Geographical features
Seven (like Harper)
Bryn (hill in welsh)

toastedteacake Mon 07-Jan-13 00:13:36


OkayHazel Mon 07-Jan-13 01:44:23

I know a Durham. Though spelled differently due to indian descent.

seeker Mon 07-Jan-13 12:39:05

So presumably you don't actually know a boy called Durham. You know a boy whose name, in one of the languages of the Indian sub- continent, sounds, to English speaking ears, a bit like Durham. Not quite the same thing!

amck5700 Mon 07-Jan-13 15:50:26

Thought of another - I've heard of a Merrick (name of a hill in Southern Scotland) It's a nice name but you may get the association with John Merrick.

WineOhWhy Mon 07-Jan-13 15:57:39

James Cracknell has a son called Croyde

Varya Mon 07-Jan-13 16:00:21

I think Warwick is a great name for a boy. Knew someone with the name once and thought it was very appropriate.

rezzle Mon 07-Jan-13 16:00:21

Robin (Hood's Bay)

They are just an odd selection of North Yorkshire villages so there may be something to take your fancy. To be honest, I would suggest just having a good look at a map to see if anything jumps out.

bubbles1231 Mon 07-Jan-13 16:01:22


StuckOnARollercoaster Mon 07-Jan-13 16:06:28

We started TTC in Canada and gave our 'imaginary' children a local place name. For the boy it was Revelstoke - nickname Revy! (Girl was Louise after Lake Louise)
Am now pregnant and the family are thinking that we might be serious as we still refer to Revy or Louise!

OkayHazel Mon 07-Jan-13 17:37:45

Seeker - He changed it by deed poll from Dharam to Durham when he moved to England as he preferred the Anglicised version. So yes, I do know a Durham.

PrunellaDeVille Mon 07-Jan-13 17:51:24

dunstan or leonard stanley - both real places and great boys names

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