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Subject: Re: Small, Fictional Town Name
Author: Ludwig   (Authenticated as blaaarg)
Date: October 9, 2012 at 7:47:23 AM
Reply to: Small, Fictional Town Name by Lillian
I love trying to think of these!

I usually name towns according to some imaginary parallel I have in mind, because I usually write in a fictional America that's almost exactly like this one.
Here are some parallels I have, not sure why they're all in Georgia...

Bedford, GA: my hometown
Spaniel, GA: a tiny factory town with a large division of wealth
Willibald, GA: Atlanta
Pandora, NY: New York City
Mitleid, GA: also my hometown
Breckton County, GA: rural unincorporated farmland
Santa Tomasa, TX: I dunno, San Jose?
Laughing Waters, Cussia: some little village in fake-Russia out by the Wolgria River

Then my mom's got a good one for her small southern town... I'm not gonna be able to sleep until I remember it. But she did have a river named the Diamondback, which I found inspirational for naming some of my own geographical features:

Cottonmouth: flows through Breckton and Mitleid, a tributary of the Diamondback
Forella: the Hudson
Marvel Bay: Hudson Bay

All right, now for some suggestions!

well. Marvel, for one thing.
Lillian - why not? lots of towns are just names, there's a town near us called Alexander City that we just call Alex City
Sophelia
Prospera (a la Fredonia)
Atlantis
Tuscany
Inspiration
Yancy
Chester
Forte (prn Fort)
Hamlet
Celler
Zimmer
Monday
Adams
Stanley
Templeton
Rushing
Soulsville
Mojo Risin
Penny
Euclid
Kelly
Clarkson
Crux
Hillsboro
Shady Acres
Silverdale
Wood And Dale (I think I'm gonna use that one)
Sacred River
Measureless
Tumult
Kubla
Pleasure
Keeper
Veal
Spore
Macintosh
Sim City
Premiere
Excalibur
Neverland
Panic
Mammoth
Olympia
Ambrosia
Hermes
Athena
Minerva
Crockpot
Robinson
Hells Bells
Merry
Meredith
Coronation
Fast
Stacks
Angela
Angelica
Damian
Money
Purpose

Also, I know this is obvious, but this list is some good inspiration:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_towns_in_Indiana
Some awesome ones... Birdseye? Battle Ground? Crows Nest? Cynthiana? Converse?

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