Place Names Off The Map

The coolest place names are those that are undiscovered. Some place names can be used for boys, but most of the cool place names work best for baby girls. Here are some choices on (and off) the map.
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  • Cluny

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    Likable Irish surname name, but bound to be confused with Clooney.  Read More 

  • Colombia

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    Colombia is a South American country name, with a rhythmic sound and peaceful connotations. The Irish Colm, Scottish Callum, and Columba are all attractive relatives of Colombia (or Columbia, if y... Read More 

  • Corsica

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    Corsica, the picturesque Mediterrean island birthplace of Napoleon, makes an easy switch from atlas to baby name book, with its delicate, feminine ending. Just don't consider neighboring island Sar... Read More 

  • Cuba

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    Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. brought this spirited geographic name to the fore.  Read More 

  • Cyprus

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    This Mediterranean island name would be a plausible choice for parents with a Greek or Turkish heritage.  Read More 

  • Danube

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    Some parents are turning to rivers and other bodies of water in the search for undiscovered place-names, and this has the feel of a Viennese waltz.  Read More 

  • Delphi

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    An interesting unisex possibility, with an air of mystery connected to the Delphic Oracle, the most important oracle in ancient Greece; it was also a major site for the worship of the god Apollo. Read More 

  • Dominica

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    Fashionably Continental and much fresher than Dominique, though it's been used since the Middle Ages. Dominica can be spelled any number of ways, from Dominika to Domenica, but we prefer this versi... Read More 

  • Dover

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    Two-syllable place-names are stylish, and this one is attached to a British city noted for its white chalk cliffs, but there are a couple of minuses: associated with the fish, Dover sole, and also ... Read More 

  • Dublin

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    With Galway and Ireland in play as names (not to mention Shannon and Kerry), there's no reason this one can't work, too.  Read More 

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