1. La_Donna

    La_Donna Member

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    German town name

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by La_Donna, Jan 27, 2013.

    I'm creating a fictitious German town for my novel to be set, I have a name, which is awful, and I want some ideas for what to call it. Can anyone help?
     
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    do you need the name to convey the character of the town/townspeople?...

    if not, just pull up a google map of germany and pick a name, any name... you can change it a tad to avoid angering the real place's inhabitants, if you think that necessary... as in:

    leipzig/zeipzig
    koblenz/doblenz
    eisenach/weisenach
     
  3. mg357

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    how about german-town, there is a town near my hometown called German-Town.
     
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    Find a word in German you like, then find a word that describes a location castle/meadow/lake/mine etc. in German and combine the 2 to 1 word.
     
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    Thanks guys, this has helped. I started by taking a German place name and changing it a little; at first it was Kuhr, but I realised I hated it. It's currently Zweiberg, but I'm not sure about that either!
     
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    I'd choose Feldkirchen if what you're thinking of is a small rural town. It translates to something like "church on the field" and is quite common in Germany as well as in Austria.
     
  8. La_Donna

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    I quite like that, thanks!!
     

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