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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  • Elba

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The site of Napoleon's exile became the great-great-aunt in the purple hat. Read More 

  • England

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Most parents would prefer London for their daughters. Read More 

  • Everest

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A twist on the standard Everett takes it to lofty heights. The snow-capped Everest would surely stand out in a classroom, yet has an acceptable name-like feel. Read More 

  • Galway

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Associated with the poet and novelist Galway Kinnell, this name of an Irish city, county, and bay would make an evocative choice. For further literary cred, writers Liam O'Flaherty and Frank... Read More 

  • Genoa

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of the newer geographical site names, it has the advantage of sounding like a real girl's name because of its jen beginning and feminine a ending. Read More 

  • Glasgow

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    An undiscovered place-name with an appealing o-sound ending. Read More 

  • Guernsey

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The name of an island in the English Channel that might make an attractive first name, but would work better for a boy. Read More 

  • Harlem

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    With Brooklyn, Trenton, and Camden on the rise, Harlem can't be far behind -- it's already been picked by one celebrity, and it certainly has a stronger historical and ethnic identity. Read More 

  • Havana

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The vowel ending tilts this sharply toward the feminine, and at this point Havana still has some political implications as well. Read More 

  • Holland

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Holland is one of the coolest geographical names, unadorned and elegant, evocative of fine Rembrandt portraits and fields of pink and yellow tulips.

    Holland Taylor is the Emmy... Read More 

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