Monday, March 7, 2011

Fun Little Contest

Reward: Creative Bragging Rights. :)

My next book takes place in a fictional small town (it's a romantic comedy and the plot is centered around the town). Although I have a name already chosen, I thought it might be fun to go with a different name chosen through a contest, of sorts.

So here's the deal . . .

If you have any creative/fun/interesting/cute/lame small town name ideas, leave a comment listing as many or as few as you want. One week from today, I'll choose my top 5 choices and post a poll on my blog. For the two weeks following that, anyone can vote, and the winning town name will become the official name of the small town in my next book. (Note: the name will also be part of my title as well).

So what do you say?

I'm so excited to see what all you brilliant people come up with.


  1. I have zero creativity sadly however I love when I hear about towns called strange things like Hell that always kills me

  2. OK, not super creative, but here's a few:

    New Salt Lake

    Potato (just in case the town happens to be in Idaho)

    Seagull (in case it is in Utah)


    Silly Springs

    ok, enough of my sad attempts! GOod luck :)

  3. I know you can't get away with it in LDS fiction but I think it would be hilarious if you had two neighboring small towns called Hellfire and Damnation. They could have been christened by an itinerant circuit preacher back in the day.

    Actually, the whole idea of paired names is funny to me all of a sudden. Like Jacktown and Jillville.

    How about Tree Nut Falls? Or Possum Creek? Or . . .

    Nope, that's all I have at the moment. Good luck!

    Oh, maybe that could be a town name, like Good Luck, Nebraska or Good Luck, Minnesota.

    Okay, now I'm done.

  4. What a great question. It gave me something other than housework to think about. It's more difficult than I thought, but how about:
    Tueling Falls, Shady Creek, Oak Rapids,
    Falling Rivers, Emerson Falls, Liberty Creek, Connorsville, Snow Creek, Warrior Falls.

  5. UGH! I like this contest but I am absolutely horrible at thinking up names!
    Well I always love names with either spring, falls or creek, so how about -
    Hope Creek
    Destiny Falls
    Shelter Springs

  6. Since it's a book with romance, how about a name connected to romance?

    Love Junction
    Infatuation Station
    Flame Gap
    Beloved Bay
    Court City
    Sugar Hills
    Fantasy Falls
    Cherish Creek
    Treasure Town
    Rendezvous River

  7. So, so brilliant! I'm loving them all. I can already tell this is going to be really difficult to choose only five. THANK YOU!

  8. Hyacinth



  9. How fun!!

    Littleton Springs

    Oakhill Island

    Leighton Creek

    Star Bright Bay (or Star-Bright Bay)

    Cardigan Cove



    Ambition Island

    Walington Way

    Cumberfield County

    Crow-Counting Creek

    Sunset City

    Sunrise Springs

    Orange Juice Junction

    Watermelon Way

    Gratitude Hills

    Fresh Basil Bay

    Buckington Breezeway

    Tuscany Hills

    Dandelion Junction

    Esterly Falls

    Fantasia Falls

    Carington Cove

    Porcelain Falls

    Cumberland Creek

    Orchestra Cove

    Sterling Springs

    Quincy Cove

    Buckley Hills

    Brundage Cove

    Coldstream Cove

    Boxton Springs County

    Marybelle Falls

    Purington Cove

    Lockwood Falls

  10. I would say Neighberly Falls, Slippery Slope, Peacefull Junction, Spitfire Junction, Misty Falls, Silence City, One Horse Town, Trembling Rapids, Deer Creek,Beaver Brook, and Pale City.

  11. Okay, WOW! Seriously, you guys are amazing! Thank you, thank you!!!

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  13. I once went drove through a town in southern Indiana called Gnaw Bone - I love it!
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  14. Liberty Falls
    Final Destination
    Freedom Stop
    Small Town (exists!)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. Okay, this is the actual name of an actual town but I LOVE that this name went to vote back in the day and won:


  16. Thanks for all the ideas everyone! You guys rock!

  17. How about-
    Dog Leg

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