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Any towns or villages near you that would make a nice name?

(171 Posts)
LiffeySaysNollaigShona Sun 21-Dec-08 21:20:34

The Harlow thread got me thinking. It's not the idea of using a town as a name that I don't like, it's that it's the same two towns used. Harlow and Camden!

I'm going to start with Kinvara, a place in Galway. I think that'd make a nice name.

Anybody else?

pluckyyuletideducky Sun 21-Dec-08 21:31:44

Lincoln for a boy, maybe? Wouldn't use it personally as I live in Lincoln but I think it's an ok name.

compo Sun 21-Dec-08 21:32:45


StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Sun 21-Dec-08 21:32:55

I know someone called Lincoln, he lived 10 miles away from Lincoln.

How about Mavis Enderby?

southeastastra Sun 21-Dec-08 21:33:55

no unless you like ridge as name

prettybutterfly Sun 21-Dec-08 21:34:42

Stockport. Catchy, eh?!

Or maybe Manchester (Mani for short).

nancy75 Sun 21-Dec-08 21:35:21

not farfrom me are pratts bottom and badgers mount, i dont mind if you want to use one of these, they are not quite top of my list if i have another baby!

tiredemma Sun 21-Dec-08 21:36:06

Royston Vasey

Nice double barrelled name

janeite Sun 21-Dec-08 21:37:54

Well, inspired by placenames near us, I have named my children: Chelmsley, Tipton and Nechells. Tasteful, non?

Lastyearsmodel Sun 21-Dec-08 21:38:01

My uncle used to tell a story about he and a friend being drunk on a train while serving in the RAF. The guard wanted to take down their names so they gave the names of place near where they lived. One was Aston Clinton and the other was Weston Turville.

Spotting new ones has turned into a hobby of mine for long journeys. I like Thornton Curtis, and Mavis Enderby is inspired.

tiredemma Sun 21-Dec-08 21:39:06

Janeite- those where my choices after Kingstanding, bromford and westbrom

Lastyearsmodel Sun 21-Dec-08 21:39:16

Isn't Charley Boorman's daughter called Kinvara?

cece Sun 21-Dec-08 21:39:27

I know of a girl called Kendal and another one called Dresden.

janeite Sun 21-Dec-08 21:40:09

Westbrom - gorgeous; now, why didn't I think of that?

I used to have pet rats called Tipton and Dudley!

MissusHoHoHo Sun 21-Dec-08 21:42:32

we have Newton Regis & Clifton Campville....

LiffeySaysNollaigShona Sun 21-Dec-08 21:42:50

That motorcycle guy? REally, I didn't know that.

9 points to him for not calling her Harlow!

I am going to put another one out there; Arklow, and for a boy, Wicklow. That's important. Wouldn't work the other way round.

I like Finchley for a boy, and Muswell for a girl. Oh I feel nostaglic now.

LiffeySaysNollaigShona Sun 21-Dec-08 21:43:47

I'm not Gwen Stefani btw, looking for inspiration for #3

BarcodeTheRedNosedZebra Sun 21-Dec-08 21:44:00

Bonnyrig? Bathgate? Drem? Haddington?

You know, reading through this thread, I'm not sure you're going to get much help here...

LiffeySaysNollaigShona Sun 21-Dec-08 21:44:54

I couldn't belieeeeve she didn't call kingston's brother Richmond. It seemed the obvious sibling name to me.

MissusHoHoHo Sun 21-Dec-08 21:45:03

villages not DCs, that is...!

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Sun 21-Dec-08 21:45:44

Or Boothyby Graffoe - after the comedian and the village.

muggglewump Sun 21-Dec-08 21:46:10

You may want to avoid the name of the village I grew up in. It's called Pity Me.....grin

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Sun 21-Dec-08 21:46:19

How about Camden?

LiffeySaysNollaigShona Sun 21-Dec-08 21:48:11

Graffoe is interesting and not awful!

BarcodeTheRedNosedZebra Sun 21-Dec-08 21:49:09

There's a town in Perthshire called Dull...

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