Same name but different country

We got this Stoney creek sign sent into us which is near near Melbourne, Australia

We got this Stoney creek sign sent into us which is near near Melbourne, Australia


I love how a street sign, picture or simple comment can then lead to a lot of research into a subject or trivial matter.

How many times have you found yourself sitting on Wikipedia reading entry after entry on a subject that you just had to look up?

This is what happened to me once I’d returned from annual leave and I thought I would share with you, the readers.

You might remember a few weeks back how our picture of the week showed ‘Stoney Street’ in London. It got me wondering if places around the world shared the same name as places right here in Kincardine and Mearns?

Using a website called I entered places throughout Kincardine and Mearns and the results peaked the interest of everyone in the office.

My quick and easy findings showed that in the world there is only one Laurencekirk, Inverbervie, Portlethen, Newtonhill, Arbuthnott, Catterline, Muchalls, Johnshaven, Drumlithie and Kinneff. Pretty unique area we’ve got here.

However, I found there are three Fettercairns in the world - ours, one in South Africa and near Canterbury in New Zealand.

Gourdon turned into a bit of gold mine with six, ours and the other five all situated around France. This included one which is described as one of the most picturesque villages. It sits on the edge of a rocky spur, out about 500m directly above the Loup river in south east France. Diving back into Wikipedia, apparently “certain scenes’’ of Les Misérables (2012) were filmed at Gourdon and in the surrounding area”.

Being a pretty frequent (okay I’m never off the thing) user of Twitter, I’m already aware of a map called Stonehaven in the Game Franchise ‘Call of Duty,’ most tweets about this game include profanity and jibes of other gamers.

However, there are actually four places in the world that share the name with our Stonehaven, these include one in Canada in New Brunswick and three in the United States. They are in South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware.

Now if you’ve read this article and have thought ‘thats not true I know of a Portlethen/Laurencekirk/Inverbervie in...’ then please get in touch as I’d love to hear from you.

My quick search might not be spot on, as according to the website there is no place in the world named Auchenblae or St Cyrus and we all know that isn’t true. If you know or have even visited some of these name sharers then drop me an email at




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