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Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 36,109 Member
Hi, :mrgreen:

I know I keep running out of ideas for Street names and thought it would be fun to have a list to help.
I get tired of using the same Street name or ending them as Lane all the time to make it different.

So, if you need an idea, have an idea of names to share... just want to make fun of my list- Join the fun!

**Check out some of the Replies~Awwwwsoooome. :mrgreen:


OTHER WORDS FOR ROAD

Artery
Avenue
Back alley
Boulevard
Byway
Circle
Court
Dead end
Drag*
Drive
Highway
Lane
Parkway
Passage
Place
Road :wink:
Roadway
Route
Row
Street
Thoroughfare
Track
Trail
Way

Terrace
Gardens
Bank
Square
Cresent or Crescent
from Johnnywr

BASIC NAMES

First
Second
Third
Main
North
South
West
East
Park
Fifth
Sixth
View
Cliff
Washington


TREE NAMES

Oak
Maple
Elm
Ash
Cedar
Birch
Cottonwood
Pine
Bonsai
Banyan
Magnolia

GEOGRAPHY

Park
Lake
View
Farm
Plantation
Scenic
Field
Port
Quay
Beach
Ocean
Valley
Hill
Mountain
Ocean

NAMES

*Your User Name here :D
Wright
Will
EA
Sim
Braun
Williams
Pleasant
Goth
Newbie
Bella

MISCELLANEOUS

Alligator
Crocodile
Swamp
Foggy
Dirt
City
Sunset
Gnome
Broken
Dead End
Strange

Log Cabin Dr.
St. Charles Street
Mimosa Drive
Texile Drive
Gilmore Street
Summerworth Street
Old Alfred"s Road
Four Corners-on-the-Bay
Nottingham Rotary
Hollywood Square
Constitution Avenue
Peach Tree Street
Napier Avenue
Eagle's Nest Way
Mosha Farm Road
Spring St.
Huckins St.
Ocean View Blvd.
Bean Road
Sommerset Court
US Route 1
Worthington Street
Pearl Street
from Writin_Reg

Super Chicken Drive from Docsprock

Whitechapel Road
Angel Street
Helen Boulevard
Twelve Row
Roman Avenue
Diamond Plaza
Dark Alley
Long Lane
Fake Street
Kingsway Street
Ocean Drive
Coral Beach
from Diamondkool

JAPANESE NAMES by BimleSim
Kitsune (fox)
Neko (cat)
Inu (dog)

INTERESTING LONDON STREET NAMES -by Remmo
Perhaps a real life section of names that make you smile? Near me there's...

Effingham Road
Sims Walk
Ha-Ha Lane.

Deeper into London there's:
Recovery Street
Man In Moon Passage
Lamb's Conduit Street

And you wouldn't believe just how many very rude sounding ones there are in London that I just can't bring myself to type! :lol:

Some funny as well. My favourites are in Gloucestershire:
Upper and Lower Piddle
Wire Bottom

.................
SandrineD wrote:
dont recall seeing [on this thread] rise and hill as typical endings.

eg - Long Hill is a road in our area

In some place they use native/indigenous words for street and town names.

eg North America : eg Squamish, Niagra, ...etc
Australian : Joondalup, Kakadu, Burrendah

:D
pyranna wrote:
My favorite names for streets are:

Ramblings (that's the name of the world i am building)
Coffee (takes a sip lol)
Stopping way
Debug Ally
Fallow Corners 8)

:-)
bshag4lv wrote:
Out here in the wild west of Las Vegas, I live in a development called Copperhead. I guess they fashioned it after the old west as some of the streets have names like:
Smoking Gun Court
Bronco Billy Way
Wagon Wheel Cir
Copperkeg
Defiance
When we were picking out the house and where it was to be placed, I told my husband there was no way I was living on Bronco Billy Court. :lol:

8)
mikitta47 wrote:
I love this thread :D It's great to see all the ideas!
I decided to do desert names for Rattlesnake Ridge.

Kalahari
Namib
Owami
Sahara
Akshi
Gobi
Ordos
Taklamakan
Tahami
Accona
Olesky
Tabernas
Wahiba Sands
Mojave
Sonoran
Atacama
La Guajira
Sechura
Monte
Colorado
Ramlat
Piscinas
Rangipo
Kyzyl Kum
Kara Kum


And those are just the ones I found interesting. Here is an entire list of all the world's deserts...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deserts

You could also do fish species - I've seen that in some towns built up because of proximity to a lake - Bass Avenue, Waleye Way, Guppy Street.

If you have a tropical paradise, look up what birds and reptiles might be there. Sea Turtle Grange would be a cool one :)

Have something up in the mountains - mountain range names. There's tons of those. Something that is a city - then why not chose city names.

Boston Boulevard
New York Strip
Las Vegas Parkway
San Diego Drive

Rocks would be an interesting thing to name streets after -

Gold Dust Circle
Granite Ridge Road
Feldespar Terrace

Those are what I can come up with right now :)

God Bless,
mik

:lol:
Desert Names
(ghost towns)
Alamo Crossing
Alexandra
Allen
American Flag
Aubrey Landing
Bellevue
BigBug
Bradshaw
Bueno
Bumble Bee
Calabasas
Castls Dome Landing
Catoctin
Cedar
Cerbat
Cerron Colorado
Chaparral
Charleston
Cherry
Chilito
Christmas
Chrysolite
Clarkston
Cleator
Clip
Cochran
Columbia
Congress
Constellation
Contention
Copper Creek
Copper Hill
Courtland
Crown King
(those are just the first three letters in the book I'm reading.)
Theres about a 170 ghost towns listed in Arizona.

:shock:
Madina Ave
Ridgewood Lane
Mapleridge ave
sunnyside blv
liberty st.

:thumbup:
Here is two more to add to you list.
Moonlite Park Ave.
Seaglass Way

:wink:
..................
I bet there are a lot of names I'd never think of and if you can or want to add to the list, Please do! :D


Comments

  • BimleSimBimleSim Posts: 2,979 Member
    edited June 2011
    Oi great idea!

    Well I take some word and turn into japanese (my world I created is japanese)
    Kitsune Road (fox road)
    Neko Road (cat road)
    Inu Road (dog road)

    ^^ ;;

    I'm making a new world again (or I'm about to) and I hope I can come up with some really awesome names :lol:
  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 36,109 Member
    edited June 2011
    Oh, nice~Japanese names to go with your world. Awesome idea. :mrgreen:
  • JohnnywrJohnnywr Posts: 2,927 Member
    edited June 2011
    Terrace (as in 10 Rflong Terrace)
    Gardens (as in 12 RFlong Gardens)
    Bank (as in 14 Rflong Bank)
    Square (as in 16 Rflong Square)
    Cresent or Crescent (as in 18 Rflong Cresent)

    I can`t think of anymore..
  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 36,109 Member
    edited June 2011
    Lol~ :lol: Thanks Johnnybear :mrgreen:
  • RemmoRemmo Posts: 594 Member
    edited June 2011
    Perhaps a real life section of names that make you smile?

    London is full of them.

    Near me there's Effingham Road, Sims Walk and Ha-Ha Lane.

    Deeper into London there's:
    Recovery Street
    Man In Moon Passage
    Lamb's Conduit Street

    And you wouldn't believe just how many very rude sounding ones there are in London that I just can't bring myself to type!

    Sometimes place names can be funny as well, some of my favourites are in Gloucestershire:
    Upper and Lower Piddle
    Wire Bottom

  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 36,109 Member
    edited June 2011
    smiley-laughing024.gif Awesome- thanks, Remmo! :D
  • DocsprockDocsprock Posts: 3,863 Member
    edited June 2011
    Here in Tucson, we have Super Chicken Drive. :D

    We also have Speedway Blvd. (It was the old trail between Tucson and Fort Lowell. On Saturday nights, the soldiers at the fort would race each other to town on horseback. The locals would line the road and place bets. Thus the name.);)
  • BimleSimBimleSim Posts: 2,979 Member
    edited June 2011
    Docsprock wrote:
    Super Chicken Drive. :D
    That is AWESOME :shock:
  • DiamondkoolDiamondkool Posts: 4,481 Member
    edited June 2011
    My ideas for Street names. :)

    Whitechapel Road
    Angel Street
    Helen Boulevard
    Twelve Row
    Roman Avenue
    Diamond Plaza
    Dark Alley
    Long Lane
    Fake Street
    Kingsway Street
    Ocean Drive
    Coral Beach
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  • safersavioursafersaviour Posts: 500 Member
    edited June 2011
    The London Underground has a lot of nice station names.

    Aldgate
    Baker Street (Sherlock Holmes =D)
    Covent Garden
    Blackfriars
    Charing Cross
    Ealing Broadway
    Euston
    Earl's Court
    Hammersmith
    King's Cross
    Tower Hill

    And there are loads of others ^.^

    As for more geographical features, there are:

    Vale
    Grove
    Forest
    Volcano
    River
    Vinyard
    Bay
    Cove
    Cliff
    Cave
    Plain
    Waterfall

    A cool way of naming streets, or towns, or anything in your world is by creating a 'lexical field bank' and giving them a universal theme. Colours (Saffron, Alabaster, Carmine, Viridian etc.), musical (Harmony, Rhapsody, Symphony, Melody etc.), death (Grave, Ashes, Bones, Blood etc.), whatever you feel like really~ Bimble's got Japanese animals going nicely xD
  • BimleSimBimleSim Posts: 2,979 Member
    edited June 2011
    The London Underground has a lot of nice station names.

    Aldgate
    Baker Street (Sherlock Holmes =D)
    Covent Garden
    Blackfriars
    Charing Cross
    Ealing Broadway
    Euston
    Earl's Court
    Hammersmith
    King's Cross
    Tower Hill

    And there are loads of others ^.^

    As for more geographical features, there are:

    Vale
    Grove
    Forest
    Volcano
    River
    Vinyard
    Bay
    Cove
    Cliff
    Cave
    Plain
    Waterfall

    A cool way of naming streets, or towns, or anything in your world is by creating a 'lexical field bank' and giving them a universal theme. Colours (Saffron, Alabaster, Carmine, Viridian etc.), musical (Harmony, Rhapsody, Symphony, Melody etc.), death (Grave, Ashes, Bones, Blood etc.), whatever you feel like really~ Bimble's got Japanese animals going nicely xD
    Yeeeeeeaaaah XD ~
  • ConorsimConorsim Posts: 5,898 Member
    edited June 2011
    This is a great thread, Rflong, and I think it should go into the FAQ. :)

    I can't think of any strange road names here,only strange town names :lol: Remmo's really did make me laugh though!
  • DarkMirageDarkMirage Posts: 5,998 Member
    edited June 2011
    Purgatory Road
    Heaven Street
    Hell Street
    Witts End Road
    Haveteur Way

    Rflong, you really are bored without CAW aren't you? :lol:

    ETA: Psycho Path.
  • smoogiesmoogie Posts: 2,374 Member
    edited June 2011
    Typical UK names:

    High Street
    North Street
    South Street
    East Street
    West Street
    Church Street/ Road/ Lane
    School Lane
    Victoria Road/ Street
    Albert Road/ Street (Square ;))
    London Road
    Fore Street (Someset High Streets)
    Main Street (Scottish High Streets as Scotland have to be that bit differnt lol)
    Station Road/ Approch
    George Street

    Famous London Streets:
    Park Lane
    Oxford Street
    Old Kent Road
    The Mall
    Piccadlly Circus

    Outside of London:
    Princes Street (Edinburg)
    The Lanes (Brighton)
    The Triangle (Bournemouth, its not a 'sqaure' but a Triangle)
    Deansgate (Manchester)
    Canel Street (Manchester, The 'Gay Villege')
  • BimleSimBimleSim Posts: 2,979 Member
    edited June 2011
    smoogie wrote:
    Piccadlly Circus
    I can recall something with that name, I think I've been there! :mrgreen:
  • smoogiesmoogie Posts: 2,374 Member
    edited June 2011
    BimleSim wrote:
    smoogie wrote:
    Piccadlly Circus
    I can recall something with that name, I think I've been there! :mrgreen:

    I dont know where the name comes from but Manchester has a train station called Manchester Piccadilly.

    In Dorset there is a villege called ********** where the signs kept getting stolen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**********

    There also happens to be a Cockermouth, a town in Cumbria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockermouth

    Also look up Chorlton-***-Hardy in Manchester http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorlton-***-Hardy

    Edit: Look at the links to see the filtered out words

  • Writin_RegWritin_Reg Posts: 28,907 Member
    edited June 2011
    Some Streets I actually lived on growing up :

    Log Cabin Dr.
    St. Charles Street
    Mimosa Drive
    Texile Drive
    Gilmore Street
    Summerworth Street
    Old Alfred"s Road
    Four Corners-on-the-Bay
    Nottingham Rotary
    Hollywood Square
    Constitution Avenue
    Peach Tree Street
    Napier Avenue
    Eagle's Nest Way
    Mosha Farm Road
    Spring St.
    Huckins St.
    Ocean View Blvd.
    Bean Road
    Sommerset Court
    US Route 1
    Worthington Street
    Pearl Street

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    In REALITY, I simply exist.....

  • smoogiesmoogie Posts: 2,374 Member
    edited June 2011
    Writin_Reg wrote:
    Some Streets I actually lived on growing up :
    Four Corners-on-the-Bay
    Sounds like something from Disney lol
  • AkumaBunny89AkumaBunny89 Posts: 59
    edited June 2011
    I'm sorry for being silly but I just had to share:

    Sixth pleasant banyan gnome plantation passage IS THUS BORN!

    ...I'm a little hyper today. :lol:
  • Writin_RegWritin_Reg Posts: 28,907 Member
    edited June 2011
    Smoogie, it is actually a street we rented a Winter rental in what is known as Biddeford Pool up in Maine after our home in Ocean Park in Old Orchard Beach got flooded from Hurricane Helen i think it was. But in Biddeford Poole( which is where all the Southern Maine Lobstermen seem to live and harbor their lobster boats) there is an area known and name Four Corners, the extension off of Four Corners to the Beach is called Four-Corners_ on- the - Bay. In that same area if you cross Four Corners and go in the opposite direction the roads name changes to Four Corners-Old Log- Road which I understand back in the 1800 was indeed and old logging road that went straight into the woods and past the Sawmill (the saw mill though has not existed for at least 70 years though, and the land where it stood has a boat storage and repair, bait shop, and supply building there.)


    Rflong there is an area in California in the Los Angelos area where my Aunt used to live where the housing areas are little pockets of similar name - like for instance my aunt used to live in what is known as Birdland district because all the roads have names of birds - there was a Tree district, a flower district, and I don't recall what else, but I always thought it was funny that the Kookiest of my Aunts lived in Birdland on Cuckoo Circle. She now lives back in Sparta, Georgia but I had a lot of laughs of my Kookie Aunt (think Cindy Lauper and you can picture my Aunt Dottie) living appropiately on Cuckoo Circle.

    "Games Are Not The Place To Tell Stories, Games Are Meant To Let People Tell Their Own Stories"...Will Wright.

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    In REALITY, I simply exist.....

  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 36,109 Member
    edited June 2011
    Lol~ Thanks~ Great names and ideas! -Everyone :mrgreen:

    And I always wished for an Aunt with an interesting personality. Mine were not nearly so fun or interesting- shh, don't tell them though. :lol:
  • Dreamer32910Dreamer32910 Posts: 1,608
    edited July 2011
    Madina Ave
    Ridgewood Lane
    Mapleridge ave
    sunnyside blv
    liberty st.
  • Angelface52Angelface52 Posts: 164 New Member
    edited July 2011
    Bookmarked for future reference :wink:
  • tjstreaktjstreak Posts: 808 Member
    edited July 2011
    Many U.S. cities are built on a grid, where typically the streets in one direction are named numerically, while in another direction they are named alphabetically. This is particularly true of cities laid out by the military or the railroad.

    Alphabetically named streets may be named after local landmarks. For example, the streets in Anchorage, AK are named: Arctic, Barrow, Cordova, Denali, Eagle, Fairbanks, Gamble and so on in one direction and A, B, C, D, E in another.

    Cities which were laid out during the American Civil War typically have streets named after the leaders of that conflict: Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Simpson, etc.

    Many town have their "Indian Reservation" where streets are named after various tribes: Arapahoe, Sioux, Commanche, Cherokee, Ute, Pawnee, Apache, etc.

    Our town has a section where streets have women's names: Nancy, Dianna, Carol, Vickie, Karen

    In some places they are named after famous locals, sometimes after presidents, sometimes after trees (Oak, Birch, Pine, Spruce, Aspen, Larch etc.), birds, animals and other plants.

    Typically, streets will run in one direction, and avenues in another.
  • simbody872simbody872 Posts: 828 Member
    edited July 2011
    We have a section in town named after all the states, another after presidents, some after local landmarks like Teton (the mountain range), Flaming Gorge Way and Bridger Dr., a mountain man, he even has a fort named after him. Then there is a whole section named after trees, numbers and some random names thrown in that are the main thruways. Here I just ask someone what street they live on and I can be in that section of town in under 10 min, and find their house in another 5 without directions.... :lol:

    This is a great thread idea Rflong, I'm always at a loss for street names. It's probably the thing that takes the most work, going back and forth making sure the lots and houses are properly addressed and that street names aren't repeated in the wrong sections of town :lol:
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