Maybe it’s because we’ve been planning our summer vacation, but the idea of exotic place names sounds very appealing right now. Options can be found all over the map: Nameberry has a big all-inclusive list of exotic place names. A selection we’d like to visit, figuratively and literally.
AFRICA – Most obviously, the name of the continent, but there was also a Celtic queen named Affrica.
BIMINI – Caribbean Island name is cute and casual. Pronunciation: bim-in-ee.
BRAZIL – Also spelled Brasil, this Celtic saint’s name also references the South American country.
CUBA – Cuba Gooding Jr. put this one on the map (sorry, couldn’t resist). Another option: Havana.
JAVA – Java Kumala was chosen as the name for their newborn daughter by Josh Holloway of TV’s Lost and his Indonesian wife.
KYOTO – Kyoto means “capital city,” though the Japanese city is known more for its beauty than for being a center of government or industry.
MOROCCO – Rhythmic name of the north African country could work for boys or girls.