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Help me name the school in my novel please!

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GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 21:56:50

I am writing a book set in a large primary school. The school has two classes per year group and is situated in an affluent suburb. I want it to be a name that implies it's a lovely school to work in but in reality it's quite the opposite. Thank you!

SwedishEdith Sat 05-Jan-13 22:00:24

Who is the book aimed at? Do you want an obviously fake name (Hogwarts style) or a normal (Rydell style)?

Rosyisgonnabeamummy Sat 05-Jan-13 22:01:43


carlywurly Sat 05-Jan-13 22:01:49

I'd probably go for something with a bit of nature in the name - oak crescent, willow grove or primrose lane, for example. They conjure up peaceful imagery for me at least. Best of luck with it grin

Allalonenow Sat 05-Jan-13 22:03:08

What era is your novel set in?

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 05-Jan-13 22:04:32


SweetestThing Sat 05-Jan-13 22:04:53

Fairchild Manor

jkklpu Sat 05-Jan-13 22:05:52

Frobisher Park

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 22:09:35

Thank you for the prompt responses! It is an easy read sort of chick lit novel (implausible as that may sound!) Something with nature in it is what I had in mind too. There are two schools called Fairfield near me - it needs to be entirely fictitious!

iseenodust Sat 05-Jan-13 22:11:34

Appletree Academy

SwedishEdith Sat 05-Jan-13 22:12:15

Sycamore Road
Elm Park

SweetestThing Sat 05-Jan-13 22:13:06

Rosewood Primary

SweetestThing Sat 05-Jan-13 22:14:09


DevaDiva Sat 05-Jan-13 22:14:25

Beech Tree Primary
Pear Tree School
Cherry Tree Primary
Snowdrop School
As said so
Etching nature based would be good or Cupcake Primary?!

donnasummer Sat 05-Jan-13 22:16:27

a Saint name?

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 22:19:10

Lots of the other schools mentioned are st somethings. That would be the easy option but don't want to bring religion into it!

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 22:19:50

Liking Rosewood and Cherry Tree a lot at the moment.

honeyking Sat 05-Jan-13 22:21:12

What about ForestEdge, Foresters School, Hazelville School?

Best of Luck!

snice Sat 05-Jan-13 22:25:56

Grosvenor Park

LynetteScavo Sat 05-Jan-13 22:33:33

Lakeside Grange?

Put "ville" on the end of a word, any word, seems to work for Bournville, etc.

TerraNotSoFirma Sat 05-Jan-13 22:34:03

Lavender lane primary.

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 22:36:10

Lakeview was one I originally liked. The problem is so many of these are similar to real life schools near me and I wish to avoid that at all costs! Thank you for taking the time to respond and give me your ideas - much appreciated!

LynetteScavo Sat 05-Jan-13 22:36:24

Lots of schools near me seem to be named after obscure famous local men.

Churchill Primary?

beanandspud Sat 05-Jan-13 22:42:27

Westwood Primary?

St Hazel's?

Priory Lane?

itstheyearzero Sat 05-Jan-13 22:42:52


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