Andrei Buters wrote:
Well, Melbourne USA was named by an Englishman who spent time in Australia.
"Origins of the 'Melbourne' Florida Name
The area began to be called "Melbourne" eight years before the town was officially established. A name was needed because a post office was being established to serve families in the area. The first postmaster, Cornthwaite John Hector, was an Englishman who spent much of his life in Melbourne, Australia, before opening a general store at Crane Creek.
Credited with suggesting the Melbourne name, however, was Mrs. R.W. Goode. Hector is said to have favored a different name. Although there is more than one version of how the naming was accomplished, it appears that straws representing various names were drawn. The "Melbourne" straw was the one drawn."
Michael Dalrymple wrote:
It won't seem like work, not with Florida's Pirate Queen (aka Kristie) flogging us.
Where there's a whip, there's a way...