One of my favorite parts of maps--and speculative fiction & fantasy in general--is a set of good names. This basically means, of course, a realistic-sounding language, for as Tolkien has so prominently shown, both coherence and coordination in a fictional language can have an amazing power.

(And, by the way, the opposite is also true: a poorly created language affords only silly, stale, or clunky place names. Pop fantasy is full of this, but take Christopher Paolini as the top of
"almost decent" language makers: he tries so hard but has no ear for it, IMO & from what little I've been subjected to of his writing.)

So I thought I'd start a thread here for good places to create names (ie, language) either by a program or a rule set. One I like is here, for it's simple & quick:

Take care