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Place names

I've got to say, coming up with place names is so much harder than character names. I want something that sounds fitting and catchy, but not cheesy or over-used--and that sounds like a city name, not an obscure little village name. I suppose I could just use a real city, but then I'd be worried about telling things inaccurately and I wouldn't feel I could just stick in whatever I wanted, 'cause people who lived there would know I messed things up. It's not a huge deal, but this is a place I want to have a lot of atmosphere, and to appear in a whole series of novels rather than just one, so it's bugging me. So I figured, why not...

Poll #898762 Naming a City

Check any that sound like they could be an interesting, if possibly unusual, city.

Affinity
0(0.0%)
Augury
1(5.6%)
Fray (or Frey)
0(0.0%)
Liberton
2(11.1%)
Omen
1(5.6%)
Quay
5(27.8%)
Specter
1(5.6%)
Telesto
2(11.1%)
Wakan
0(0.0%)


If it matters--this is probably going to be a city by the ocean, probably on east coast of the US as I've never been to the west coast. I may throw a "Beach" or "Bay" or "Quay" after another word to make the whole title, but doesn't really sound city-ish to me. *sighs*

Anyway, thanks if you vote, thanks regardless if you don't! It's all in good fun. :)

Comments

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skutir
Jan. 2nd, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
I would say no to Affinity or Specter, but most of the other ones can work. You can also use names like "Beach City," or "Bayton," etc.
eden_in_love
Jan. 2nd, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Quay just seems like the best name for a beach-like area. I don't think they'd name it Omen(which, BTW is the name of my snake. lol). I think that frey could work but I think that Quay is just better. <3
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