Unusual place names

I am in love with Seattle for a girl! But I rarely if ever read it in lists. What other place names do you love but never find on lists?

My thoughts:

Seattle
Tasmania
[name]Arizona[/name]

Oh [name]Sedona[/name] is lovely!

[name]Genoa[/name]. I think it’s so pretty and elegant-sounding

I occasionally suggest it too, but no bites. :slight_smile:

Boys
Athens- don’t know why Athens is so “out there” when [name]Athena[/name] is perfectly normal
Maui- I just think it’s so sweet
Zealand- another berry was thinking of it for her baby and I fell in love
Oakland- love the name, not the place that bares it

Girls
[name]Memphis[/name]
[name]Caledonia[/name]
[name]Venice[/name]- it sounds like a fresher take on [name]Vanessa[/name]
[name]Kingston[/name]- it sounds uber manly but I love it
[name]Mali[/name]- [name]Molly[/name] is so whitebread/boring while [name]Mali[/name] is exotic
Delphi
[name]Calais[/name]
[name]Holland[/name]

[name]Genoa[/name] is my favorite salami so…

Haha nat! Maybe that’s the reason!

That reminds me of [name]Vienna[/name], another place name I like, if it weren’t for those sausages…

[name]Sedona[/name]… It’s really beautiful and could be the new sienna/savannah

Michigan it at the top of my boy list

[name]Geneva[/name]
[name]Kenya[/name]
[name]Briton[/name]
[name]Africa[/name]
[name]Carolina[/name]
[name]Arizona[/name]
[name]Phoenix[/name]
[name]Asia[/name]
[name]Indiana[/name]
[name]India[/name]

Girls:
[name]Avalon[/name]
[name]Astoria[/name]
[name]India[/name]
[name]Austria[/name]
[name]Valetta[/name] (or [name]Valletta[/name])
[name]Bristol[/name]
[name]Dublin[/name]
[name]Valencia[/name]

Boys:
[name]Dresden[/name]
Calgary
[name]York[/name]
[name]Scotland[/name]
[name]Dallas[/name]

Seoul
Shiraz
[name]Vienna[/name]
[name]Berlin[/name]
[name]Sicily[/name]
[name]Ashby[/name]
Cimaron
[name]Loire[/name]
[name]Raleigh[/name]
Sabetha
[name]Thessaly[/name]

A few I like are [name]Afton[/name], Arundel, and [name]Dabney[/name] (d’Aubigne).

I like [name]Savannah[/name], which no longer counts as remotely unusual, but that’s probably the only well-known (as in the place being well-known, not the name) place I love as a name.

Thanks all.

I love love love continent names: [name]India[/name] and [name]Africa[/name] for girls.

[name]Caledonia[/name]! Oooh I like!

I like [name]Vienna[/name] too but there is something about it I can’t put my finger on that makes me not choose it.

I love almost all of these. [name]Briton[/name] I am not sure of, and [name]Carolina[/name] is a bit too dated. But the rest are awesome :).

[name]Arizona[/name]
[name]Odessa[/name]
[name]Sonoma[/name]
Tempe

[name]Caspian[/name]
[name]Denver[/name] (a family name)
[name]Laredo[/name]

I don’t understand why [name]Arizona[/name] isn’t more popular! It has a combo of the a’s people love, and x/z. I think it is classic.

[name]Aberdeen[/name] is so cute for a boy imo. Kind of grandpa-ish with the cool nn [name]Deen[/name] which makes me think [name]James[/name] [name]Dean[/name]. Place names aren’t my thing though unless they are really meaningful.

My husband likes Ardennes but doesn’t think it’s usable

Ooh, I love [name]Genoa[/name] and [name]Caledonia[/name]!

I’ve met a little Montecito nn [name]Monte[/name].

I’m gonna get pretty obscure with some of these…

[name]Calais[/name]
Cordova
Coromandel
Evora
Foxton
Guayana
Haida
Hilo
Illora
Kerala
Kaitaia
Kayseri
Kona
[name]Lorca[/name]
Lusali
Mahina
Malatya
[name]Manila[/name]
Marseilles
[name]Merida[/name]
Nadi
Nanaimo
Paeroa
Suva
Tairua
[name]Tala[/name]
Telavi
Toreno
Visalia
Yukon

From Japan… I have a feeling [name]Asian[/name] names will start being more heavily used in the coming decades:
Aomori
Hioki
Izena
Kanoya
Nayoro
Odate