I love it when children are named for places that were particularly significant to their parents, and am always on the look out for names that come from the places I love. I am not sure that I would feel comfortable using a place name unless I had spent time there. I imagine naming your child, and later discovering that the place did not sit well with you...
- I've never seen it used, but I think Chaing Mai
would work. And since I love the town with its river cafes, ancient temples and walled moats, the name feels poetically beautiful while being relaxed.
Lhasa - I taught a girl named Lhasa once. Here father had spent a number of years living and working in Tibet. She was a smart, spunky, will-strong little spirit who would suddenly display maturity and compassion beyond her age, so the name has taken on these characteristics for me.
Acadia and Camden
- Girls I went to university with who were named for places in Maine.Ravenna
Woods) and Elliott
Bay) are young girls I have met named for places around Seattle.
I also thing Malaysa & Andorra are workable.