This is a two-part post, to make it easier to vote by Liking if you think it's a good idea. We ARE doing this to make our houses easier to locate. Not JUST to have fun with romantic names. FIRST IDEA Use the naming convention we have in Seattle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_layout_of_Seattle). Here, everything is numeric and directional. So, if it's on 1st Ave, I know it's downtown. If it's NE 160th Ave, I know it's in the NorthEast part of town. If the address is 16001 NE 85th St, then I know it's near or at the crossing of 160th and 85th (because the first part of 16001, that is 160, tells me the crossing). If we went with this system, we'd easily be able to tell where a place is, just by knowing the address. I think that would better accomplish the goal than telling someone we live on Tailor's Rd in Ardoris, a place for which you will have to read the map, or else get a long list of directions. (And which also may not have any actual tailors on it.) It's less romantic, but better accomplishes the object of the street-naming game. *Thought should be given as to whether this plan should apply to the world map as a whole, or to each area separately. *Also note, in my link above, you can see that downtown Seattle has a very limited number of streets with names, instead of numbers.