Street Names - Brainstorming Thread

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    Street names were confirmed as coming in Hangout of the Avatar ~ Release 15 Postmortem!


    So in this thread we're going to think up a whole bunch of street names - imagine that you're coming up with names for all the streets in Ardoris, or in Owl's Head or Kingsport, or Braemar, Holtrot, Northshire, Southmarsh, Greystone, Port Mirren...etc. So a whole huge range of names would be needed, for all the different kinds of areas. Probably thousands of street names will be needed, by the time we get to the mainland. We could help save the devs time if we can provide a quick and ready list of names to pick from :)


    Suggestion thread for addresses and mail system here - Mailbox or Mailslots


    Try to think up names you'd actually like to see in the towns around you - you might end up living at this address!


    I'll organise the names you guys come up with and put them into wide categories and list them in this post (hidden by spoiler tags for each category), the following list is a startup suggestion list (names I have come up with so far) -


    Abstract eg Easy Street, Grand Avenue, High Street, Justice Lane, Honor Street, Humility Lane, Arch of Sacrifice, East Royal Peak, Wilding Path, Old Summer Gate Road, County Heights Avenue, White Road, Mystery Creek​

    Object eg Harley Street, Old Plank Road, Penny Lane, North Gate East, Crystal Cove Road, Silver Trail, Tartan Lakes Terrace, East Dock Avenue, Glass Hills Lane, Yellow Brick Road, Copperpot Alley​

    Nature eg Valley Road, Woodward Street, Sandy Bay Road, Overlook Road, Constellation Drive, Sunset Boulevard, Cloudy Bay Heights, Morning Light Groves, Barn Owl Mews, Star View Terrace, Eastbank Estate Road​

    Workplace or Industry eg Mills Lane, Market Street, Orchard Road, Silk Road, Chapel Street, Factory Lane, Vinters Row​

    Plant or Tree eg Maple Avenue, Rosewood Street, Elm Street, Peachtree Street, Orange Grove Road, Oak Farm Road, South Marigold Square, Teatree Rise, Ebony Heights, Chestnut Cove Lane​

    Water eg Lake View Terrace, Ocean Drive, Canal Road, North Fountain Oval, Riverside Close, Serenity Lake Drive, Seaview Road, Lunar Tide Views, Quay Street, Viaduct Lane​

    Name eg Aaron Avenue, Arthur Street, Ashley Mews, Lord British Way​

    Profession eg Priestly Street, King Street, Archer Street, Tailors Row, Dancers Hill, Vassal Hill Road, Southeast Merchants Viaduct, Market Gardens, Porter Street, Baker Street, Chandler Lane​


    I expect names like Abstract, Object, Workplace or Industry, Name, and Profession will all do well in the city. In city places by the water some of the Water names will be appropriate. In small towns and villages I expect Abstract, Object, Nature, Plant or Tree, Name, and Profession to be appropriate, a few from Workplace or Industry might go well in certain spots, and again any area by water would draw from names in the Water category.


    Abstract
    Abstract
    Easy Street, Grand Avenue, High Street, Justice Lane, Honor Street, Humility Lane, Arch of Sacrifice, East Royal Peak, Wilding Path, Old Summer Gate Road, County Heights Avenue, White Road, Mystery Creek, Mystery Creek Run, The Haunted Forest, Haunted Forest Hill, Gamblers Lane, Foxtrot Mews, Centrepoint Plaza, Broad Street, Grand Parade, Town Quay, Humble Lane, Justice Plaza, Courageous Monkey Avenue, Way of Death, Lovers Lane, Deadpan Alley, Ophidian Promenade, Old Town Square, Abyssal Path, Gargish Point, Levitation Alley, Ethereal Woods, Ethereal Woods Plaza, Ambrosia Gate, Ambrosia Gate Esplanade, Valor road, Honor Lane, Humility Boulevard, Sacrifice Square, Honesty Street, Compassion Lane, Justice Road, Spirituality Avenue, Justice Way, Order Way, Chaos Path, Blue Square, Red Court, Green Crescent, Murder Row, Thieves Alley, Shady Corner, Codex Corner, Titans Arch, Black Street, Amper Sands, Ars Lane, Borborygmic Lane, Broad Way, Cheapside, Cheap Street, Chittling Street, Gleam Street, Hide Park, Laggers Lane, Long Wall, Lurkers Lane, Madam Street, Mincing Street, Mithering Heights, Money Trap Lane, Morphical Street, Short Street, Long Street, Peace Haven Avenue, Slenderman Pass, Eastborne Lane, Gallant Street, Madding Row, Morrow Lane, Westend Street, Lunacy Row, Sorrow Lane, Fury Street, Grim Corner, Murky Lane, Prosperity Row, Perilous Way, Century Street, Plunder Hill, Ahm Crescent, Mu Place, Ra Close, Beh Street, Cah Point, Summ Hill, Lum Place, Om Rise, Veramocor Plaza, Lore Court, Old Vigil Hill, Twilight Boulevard, Great March Boulevard, Liberty Pontoon, Hero Point, Origin Point, Rolling Road

    Object
    Object
    Harley Street, Old Plank Road, Penny Lane, North Gate East, Crystal Cove Road, Silver Trail, Tartan Lakes Terrace, East Dock Avenue, Glass Hills Lane, Yellow Brick Road, Copperpot Alley, Cobblestone Mews, Cobblestone Cres, Trowbridge Street, Bridgewater Street, Garden Street, Garden Terrace, Park Terrace, Parkland Street, Park Ravine, Parkhill Street, Meadowfield Road, Westfield Lane, Longmeadow Lane, Park Glen, Parkstone Road, Tower Hill, Crown Promenade, Grand Palace Plaza, Black Gate Parkway, Black Gate Square, Ankh Lane, Monument Drive, Longbow Avenue, Battle Axe Row, Fire Ball Alley, Blood Boulevard, Candle Road, Bell Street, Katana Crossing, Gemstone Trail, Anchorage Beach, Anchorage Beach Road, Ankh Bridge, Ankh Bridge Road, Ankh Street, Body Street, Brass Bridge, Cable Street, Kaleidoscope Walk, Caravan Street, Carriageway Lane, Gin Alley, Brightbone Alley, Brightblade Avenue, Shroud Wynd, Redwick Lane, Broken Shield Road, Broken Arrow Street, Ale Street, Stouts Row, Mead Street, Goldcrest Alley, Tricorn Row, Oar Street, Paddle Road, Beacon Road, Oil Lamp Alley, Codpiece Street, Flying Arrow Trail, Moontower Viaduct, The Old Gate Path, Old Post Road, Sigil Arcade, Candlelight Plaza, Brighting Lamp Avenue, Stoney Gate, Stoney Gate Road, Dragonboat Parade, Winds Palace Esplanade, Mountain Palace Esplanade, Cattleprod Road, Old Trough Lane, Haybale Avenue

    Nature
    Nature
    Valley Road, Woodward Street, Sandy Bay Road, Overlook Road, Constellation Drive, Sunset Boulevard, Cloudy Bay Heights, Morning Light Groves, Barn Owl Mews, Star View Terrace, Eastbank Estate Road, Serpent Avenue, Dewey Court, Sunrise Plaza, Little Rock Way, , Hill Street, Woodland Grove, Bough Street, Serpents Crescent, Little Hill Street, Undercliff Point, Red Earth Run, Lightning Pass, Nickel Ridge, Rottweiler Boulevard, Elk Road, Moose Alley, Llama Lane, Sheep Road, Phoenix Street, Bear Way, Slime Road, Ettin Walk, Elves Avenue, Stag Street, Dragonbreath Road, Mineral Hill, Emerald Bay, Emerald Bay Road, Emerald Avenue, Ruby Lane, Jasper Heights, Agate Bay, Agate Bay Road, Azure Bay, Azure Bay Road, Coral Bay, Coral Bay Road, Opal Close, Sunstone Cove, Amber Lane, Copper Bay, Copper Bay Road, Copper Bay Heights, Attic Bee Street, Audit Alley, Clay Lane, Hippo Street, Chicken Little Street, Frost Alley, Monkey Business Row, Morepork Street, Myrtle Street, Soapstone Cliffs, Soapstone Cliff Heights, Starry Heights, Starry Heights Crescent, Scorpion Cliff, Scorpion Bridge, Scorpion Bridge Road, Desert View Road, Sandy Way, Kobold Way, Kobold Terrace, Mountain Way, Eyrie Road, Shrouded Peak Road, Starry Crescent, Falcon Lane, Crow Street, Moonbright Row, Wraith Bay, Wraith Bay Road, Cockle Beach, Cockle Beach Road, Mountain View Road, Blue Jay Avenue, Shattered Moon Crescent, Troll Bridge Alley, Ettin Avenue, Jackdaw Avenue, Westshire Way

    Workplace or Industry
    Workplace or Industry
    Mills Lane, Market Street, Orchard Road, Silk Road, Chapel Street, Factory Lane, Vinters Row, Bank Head Lane, Temple Street, Armoury Square, Abbeyhill Crescent, Ironforge Byway, Earthen Fire Promenade, Smelter Street, Abattoir Lane, Cathouse Row, Old Factory Road, Barbers Row, Forge Road, Old Forge Lane, Old Brewery Road, Cattle Market, Cattle Market Place, Haberdashery Row, Kiln Lane, Gallows Road, New Britannia Mint Boulevard, Guardtower Overlook, Old Guards Lane, Appraisal Alley, Fishers Point, Ferry Point, Ferry Point Road, Sigilmakers Alley, Sailmaker Lane, Stockyards Trail

    Plant or Tree
    Plant or Tree
    Maple Avenue, Rosewood Street, Elm Street, Peachtree Street, Orange Grove Road, Oak Farm Road, South Marigold Square, Teatree Rise, Ebony Heights, Chestnut Cove Lane, Cabbagecart Alley, Coconut Creek, Cypress Road, Thistle Street, Laurel Street, Pinewood Lane, Olive Street, Hawthorn Road, Oak Road, Bramble Road, Larchwood Road, Olivebranch Street, Brambleberry Way, Blackleaf Row, Acacia Crescent, Acorn Street, Mandrake Road, Nightshade Alley, Garlic Place, Yew Street, Daffodil Street, Dogwood Avenue, Sugar Maple Grove, Chestnut Road, Rock Elm Point, Black Oak Plantation, Black Oak Plantation Road, Gray Birch Park, Birch Tree Road, Red Pine Trail, Red Pine Woods, Red Pine Way, Sycamore Street, Black Cherry Grove, Black Cherry Drive, Blackberry Farm, Blackberry Farm Road, Walnut Grove, Walnut Avenue, Holly Terrace, Juniper Crescent, Willow Point, Willow Point Road, Cinnamon Place, Sage Road, Rosemary Terrace, Thyme Square, Thyme Arcade, Turnip Street, Aloe Drive, Cactus Path, Primrose Lane, Oakheart Alley, Ashborne Street, Barley Road, Shaded Oak Lane, Rockmelon Point, Lotus Plaza

    Water
    Water
    Lake View Terrace, Ocean Drive, Canal Road, North Fountain Oval, Riverside Close, Serenity Lake Drive, Seaview Road, Lunar Tide Views, Quay Street, Viaduct Lane, Oceanview Promenade, Seaside Grove, Seaside Terrace, River Street, Waterwheel Road, Waterwheel Plaza, Portside Ferry, Brookless End, Brookless Lane, Bubbling Brook Road, Creek Alley, Moon Pond Lane, Watership Down, Watership Down Road, Sparkling River Terrace, Sparkling River Road, Silverlake Crescent, Silverlake Street, Old Pond Road, Cruisers Creek, Cruisers Creek Road, Ocean Circle, Lake Road, Riverstout Lane, Pier Street, Waters Edge Road, Moor Road, Sparkling Springs Road, Old Well Lane, Lochwood Avenue, Dockside Close, Riverbank Road, Old River Row, Ardoris Bay Boardwalk, Dockside Pier, Brittany Bay Boardwalk, Sunset Bay Boardwalk

    Name
    Name
    Aaron Avenue, Arthur Street, Ashley Mews, Lord British Way, Lollie Lane, Seras Circle, DarkStarr Cross, Tahru Corner, Logans Run, Hurst Street, Lums Walk, Lonely Christopher Quay, Verona Close, Lisbon Tea Court, New Britannia Boulevard, Dupre Avenue, Geoffrey Road, Iolo Plaza, Janaa Lane, Tesla Road, Ciprian Place, Hickman Lane, Garriott Ridge, Long Row, Granus Boulevard, Boreus Lane, Sequanna Road, Leonard Nimoy Way, Robin Williams Trail, Leonard Street, Nimoy Crescent, Robins Arcade, Williams Avenue, Spocks Mall, Morky Park, Gygax Lane, Mulholland Drive, Minoc Avenue, Skara Brae Lane, Opalis Avenue, Daedalus View Drive, Megans Bay, Thomas Street, Botney Street, Hubwards Street, Mormius Street, Delucia Drive, Vertas Loop, Lois Lane, Della Street, Aston Street, Lindow Street, Stratham Street, Sherfield Street, Ashton Street, Padstow Row, Tenby Street, Lyndar Road, Pratchett Place, Akalabeth Avenue, Burning Toad Crescent, Hickman Lane, Spears Street, Holtrop Avenue, Dallas Boulevard, Cooksey Crescent, Cortez Terrace, Brandon Avenue, Cousar Street, Stephen Place, Del Canto Court, Fire Lotus Gardens, Farrell Grove, Gilbert Mews, Holden Green, Hutchison Park, Jennings Corner, Scott Jones Drive, Kirkman Terrace, Kopp Road, Lackey Crescent, Madolora Hill, Mellon Court, Pfile Alley, Tassilo Close, Refugia Drive, Reichman Lane, Reuter Trail, Robertson Avenue, Robinett Terrace, Artie Avenue, Zachary Place, Mel Soest Place, Finn Staber Drive, Swofford Close, Rustic Dragon Arcade, Touve Place, Wilson Avenue, Yenawine Trail, Budner Bend, Poe Hill, Celtic Court, Siranto Court, Khasi Avenue

    Profession
    Profession
    Priestly Street, King Street, Archer Street, Tailors Row, Dancers Hill, Vassal Hill Road, Southeast Merchants Viaduct, Market Gardens, Porter Street, Baker Street, Chandler Lane, Knightsbridge Plaza, Merchants Row, Friar Lane, Busker Lane, Admiral Bay Drive, Regent Road, King's Gardens, Kingsgate, Kingsgate Plaza, Peddlers Row, Drovers Way, Dray Walk, Fishers Quay, Beggars Walk, Peasants Walk, Apothecary Lane, Draper Street, Mason Avenue, Fishergate Lane, Fishmongers Lane, Archery Road, Hunters Plaza, Muggers Lane, Pirates Cove, Pirates Cove Point, Coopers Creek Trace, Smith Street, Tailors Lane, Tanner Street, Alchemy Road, Butcher street, Fishmongers Square, Farmers Road, Carpenter Lane, Miners Road, Skinner Street, Spicers Lane, Writers Corner, Avatars Avenue, Muse Way, Falconer Way, Tillerman Lane, Crofter Road, Silversmith Row, Cutler Street, Poacher Woods, Poacher Way, Pilgrim Bay, Pilgrim Close, Ditcher Street, Fletcher Lane, Gardener Road, Jester Terrace, Page Road, Potter Street, Squire Hill, Weaver Place, Brewer Street, Apothecary Gardens, Apothecary Gardens Road, Apothecary Walk, Street of Bookkeepers, Botany Street, Hero Square, New Cobblers Lane, Old Cobblers Square, Avatar Row, Bard Street, Minstrel Alley, Queens Road, Beggars Alley, Beggars Row, Friar Lane, Swindler Street, Swineherd Lane, Cavalier Street, Woodsmans Trail, Brewers Row, Smugglers Point, Smugglers Cove, Smugglers Bend, Scribes Circle, Shipwrights Viaduct, Squire Lane


    Also link any good street name sources you find. Here's a few I found -

    Old to New Street names
    List of streets and roads in Manchester
    A List of All of the Street Names in Brooklyn, New York
    Famous Streets, Roads and Byways
    Oxford Street Names
    Street and Road Name Generator
    Street Suffix
     
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    ardordis i think e5 or d5; jay the dreamer the guard is (like!)(a) ghost --- so aptly named "haunted avenue!" since he twitches through the walls and houses!
     
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    I'm from Knightsbridge. Would love to see it in game.
     
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    Ideally, the street names should somewhat relate to the actual street that's there ; whether by the landscape, environment, crafting district, or other features. So an Orange Grove Road would actually be by an orange grove, etc.
     
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    i think i'll be using the genera names of owls for my town street and npc names...
     
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    Exactly what I am hoping to see also. I figure the more names we come up with now, the easier it will be for the devs to get this feature added into the game - they'll just be able to pick from a handy list of names already laid down for them, and attach the right names to the places they are making :)
     
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    A city that has all row houses might just need roads that are named a1 through a5, and b1 through b5 etc. I'm not thinking of Andoris because there are castles there, but if there is a town that has only row houses and is kind of like a slum, then maybe letters and numbers is a good way to address those streets.
     
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    Yeah, someone did a grid map of ardoris, that's why i even mentioned the grid map location; but, i dunno. I'm not for or against anything in particular in the current, street ownership, or street naming would be cool, if you the row home owners could like vote, or vote to change it or vote to enable (the name change) just because it'd be one more example of ownership
     
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    In Ardoris you'd see a lot of xxx Lane and yyy Row and zzz Street etc - can easily come up with real names for the little lanes and streets in Ardoris.

    Remember people have to live there, and they'll enjoy having a nice street name to give their friends when they're telling people how to get to their home.
     
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    hand delivered mail is ok, so in that respect I am for mail slots. No magical delivery though.
     
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    Perhaps legend based names would be good too. So some of the famous names from blade of the avatar might deserve a road here or there. Having a road named after a character in one of the fan stories could be a nice addition too would be nice.

    Most people just see street names and names of squares as just names but tying them to names that historians (or readers of SotA lore) will find them particularly cool. That way people can say "hey by the way this road was named after this guy who had a battle against the obsidians" etc etc.
     
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    I expect mail from the server to be magically delivered, though what I'd like to see ideally is NPCs walking around the streets each with their own job - so at say 7:30am every day a cart pulled up at the local Post Office carrying a bunch of "parcels" and "letters", and then the mail got delivered to all our letterboxes at that hour (and at that same time also was dropped off at the counter for all those without houses). More a simulation of mail delivery rather than a CPU-taxing lag-inducing actual delivery.
     
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    I am so happy they answered my question on this. It was good news...

    I suggest these names
    Lollie Lane and Seras Circle :cool:
     
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    I am sorry I once again disagree, but that will be my last statement on this. Over the last couple years this has been debated endlessly. Good luck.
     
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    Well let's just concentrate on coming up with street names, and get this part of the system into the game faster.
     
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    Then why did you put the mailbox thread in your OP?
     
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    Go Lollie! Love that you started this thread within moments of us talking about street names in the hangout!
     
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    Had it all ready to go :3 So glad street names are coming, it's going to be awesome :)
     
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    Tons of PVP threads popping up, let's keep this brainstorming thread active and bumped. I'd like to see a lot of people in here suggesting things :)

    Not only will you be saving the devs time, but you could be all like "That street - that was me! I came up with that street name", which is awesome.
     
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    What we really need is some creative person to create a generator:

    Load it with 1 adjective (optional), 1 noun (optional), a road synonym (like way, path, avenue, etc.). Or variants thereof....

    Lots of Ultima unique nouns, and some adjectives....
     
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