I hate naming places. I hate it with a deep, abiding passion. I'm playing with one of my semi-established medieval(ish) fantasy worlds, and this kingdom does have a name, but it's one I've come to dislike, so it needs a new name. So, I have this kingdom which is made up of five Duchies and spans around the same amount of land as Scotland. Originally I named it Aelfen, but that name no longer feels right, so here we are. The Duchies are Sears, Tarrant, Ebonloch, Skaal, and Holmeswood. Holmeswood is where the King and his Court reside. Each Duchy used to be a small monarchy, and a few generations ago, Holmeswood conquered the other four, so the kingdom is quite young still. The royal families of each are now the Dukes and Duchesses of them, and have not lost a lot of autonomy. It's rare that the King (or Queen, but in this story the monarch is male) makes a Kingdom-wide law, and each Duchy is in charge of enforcing law itself, though the King has final say as to whether a person is executed for his crimes. The Duchies can block a person from the throne if they reach a unanimous agreement that that person is unsuitable to be monarch. There's a complicated political system I can't be bothered typing out right now but that's the gist of it all. I don't want you guys to name my kingdom for me. I'm extraordinarily fussy with names and if it's not perfect it just isn't going to fly. What I'm after is your favourite methods of naming a place! How do you guys do it?