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Rare Place Names

  1. DanubeHeart
    • Origin:

      River name
    • Description:

      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.
  2. GuernseyHeart
    • Origin:

      Place-name
    • Description:

      The name of an island in the English Channel that might make an attractive first name, but would work better for a boy.
  3. MajorcaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish place name
    • Description:

      Pronounced my-ORK-a, the name of this lovely Balearic Island, located in the Mediterranean, is one of the prettiest and most feminine of place names. The Spanish spelling is MALLORCA.
  4. CathayHeart
    • Origin:

      Anglicized version of Italian Catai; place name
    • Description:

      A perfect example of what a difference a single letter can make. Add an 'a' to the ho-hum CATHY and you have the old name for China, often used by such poets as Edna St. Vincent Millay and Ezra Pound.
  5. SwedenHeart
    • Origin:

      Place-name
    • Description:

      Unlikely to make it onto the name map.