Looking for Names for Kingdoms, Terrain, Cities, etc.


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When I was 18 I started a D&D world and only developed a couple of kingdoms and even those were not highly developed. I then dropped it and went on to use Greyhawk and played other games. Now I have decided to re-create the world and actually finish it.

I hired a cartographer and she has gotten ahead of me on my world map. We have worked together through emails and Skyping to produce a world with three large continents, each with one or more kingdoms on them. All the major terrain types (mountains, hills, forests, swamps, deserts) are all on the map as well as all the major towns and cities and now its time for labels.

My job is to name each major town and cities, each terrain type, bays, oceans, etc. Needless to say I am at a loss for words. So I'm looking for some help naming things.

I prefer what I consider fairly normal and easy to pronounce names, such as The Fierce Clansmen of the Bitter North; Realm of the Ice Witch Queen, Addenshire, Bloodlet River, Elvish Tears River, etc. as opposed to near unpronounceable ramblings.

So if your interested in helping me name places in my world please leave a post. Even better, a name and brief description along with what makes it different than other locales in the world. The sooner I get this done, the faster I play and have a beautiful world map printed out and posted up on my wall.

Here is a list of what I have so far and what needs names. In addition to what's below, all the cities and towns and rivers need cool names.

Main Continent
Addenshire (Kingdom of): Primarily an agricultural country plagued by lycanthropes.
Saulania (Empire of): First human kingdom originally helped in development by dragons.
Human Kingdom Northwest Central: Unnamed
Human Kingdom South CentralL Unnamed
Elshivan Kingdom: Elvish Kingdom
Humanoid Kingdom: Unnamed
Draconic Realm of Darknoth: Dragon Kingdom
Free City
Dwarven City x 2, Unnamed
Drow City: x 2, Unnamed
Duergar City x 2, Unnamed

East Continent
The Fierce Clansmen of the Bitter North
Ice Witch Queen (Realm of the)
Human Kingdom South
Human Kingdom Central
Free Cities
Dwarven City: x 3, Unnamed
Drow City: Unnamed
Duergar City: Unnamed

South Continent
Humanoid Kingdom: Unnamed
Duergar City:Unnamed
Yuan-Ti Cities: x 2, Unnamed


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Here are some sites that may be of help.

Seventh Sanctum

Yet another fantasy name generator

Donjon

If you have access to Gygax's Book of Extraordinary Names it is a very good resource of names for locations and geographical locations.

Silver Crusade

What do you have in mind? Stuff like "Whitechurch", "Stonemaw" and "Darkwind" or "proper" names like "Durash", "Tyral" and "Throk"?
Or can both be thrown together?

Is there a difference between the continents (Like in Golarion - Inner Sea is more or less Europe + Africa, far West is more or less Asia...; or Westeros - western area is more or less Europe with a touch of Middle East in the south, eastern area is pretty Middle Eastern) or are they supposed to be the same?


Blackbot wrote:

What do you have in mind? Stuff like "Whitechurch", "Stonemaw" and "Darkwind" or "proper" names like "Durash", "Tyral" and "Throk"?

Or can both be thrown together?

Is there a difference between the continents (Like in Golarion - Inner Sea is more or less Europe + Africa, far West is more or less Asia...; or Westeros - western area is more or less Europe with a touch of Middle East in the south, eastern area is pretty Middle Eastern) or are they supposed to be the same?

I like names such as "Whitechurch", "Stonemaw" and "Darkwind" for my human kingdoms. For my humanoid kingdoms I prefer more aggressive and harder sounding names like "bonecrusher or Makalik. Elves are more flowerly in name oftem nature oriented or peaceful sounding names.

There isn't a difference in continents, though one will boast a more desert-like kingdom and for that one I can see using different names. The main continent is more European and the northern area of a different continent more Barbarian-like.


A halfling community might be cozy acres.
Gnomes might go as far as constructing a quartz city. They could call it Quartz city, The Gem, or Prismia.


Goth Guru wrote:

A halfling community might be cozy acres.

Gnomes might go as far as constructing a quartz city. They could call it Quartz city, The Gem, or Prismia.

I like that a lot, excellent names, just what I like.


As a joke, my players named a Gnome village Rainbow Happy Town. The name stuck.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

As a joke, my players named a Gnome village Rainbow Happy Town. The name stuck.

That's funny. Rainbow Happy Town was probably filled with the most evil and sadistic gnomes one ever met. LOL


Thanks for everyone's input. The world map with its kingdoms was sent to my cartographer and she is placing the labels for me.

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