Etymologists and wordsmiths will take particular interest in a new set of maps going on sale in time for Christmas.
The Atlas of True Names replaces the traditional names of the world's cities, countries, rivers and mountains with new ones to reflect their origins and literal meaning.
The Great Land of the Tattooed (Great Britain), now features such cities as Hillfort (London), Bear Guard Home (Birmingham), Choked Pool (Liverpool) and Slopecastle (Edinburgh).
Gothenberg is now Manly Fort, the Norwegian port of Kristiansund is referred to as Sound of the Anointed One's Devotee...
...and the beautiful city of Copenhagen has become Merchant's Harbour
The logic behind each place name is explained on the back of the maps.
Great Britain, for example, is derived from the Greek Prettanoi ("figured folk, tattooed") and the Celtic brit ("colourful, speckled").
As well as a detailed European map, a World Map is also available.
Most people will recognise Sibling Love as Philadelphia on this North American sample...
...Stink Onion, however, is less obvious. This is Chicago, and the new name is derived from a Algonquian (a subfamily of native American languages) word: checagou, meaning wild onions or skunk – a reference to the smell of sodden marshland, which is what Chicago was built on.
Bangkok becomes City of Olive Trees, Hanoi is renamed Between the Rivers while Darwin is given the charming title of Dear Friend.
The Caribbean provides more bizarre examples, including The Bearded Ones (Barbados), Trinity and Tobacco (Trinidad and Tobago)...
...and Place to Find Gold (Cuba).
The marvellous name for Vladivostock is Dominate the East! – derived from the Russian wladet ("to dominate, possess") and vostok ("East").
The Atlas of True Names - Telegraph