Heh. I forgot the one that inspired the conversation that inspired the thread.
Peffermill (I assume it’s German, or of a similar language, but I don’t know why.)
Oh, and Blinkbonnie. That’s a good one.
Recorded as Peppar, Pepper, Peever, Peffer, Peppard, Pepperd, Pippard, and others, this is a surname of English medieval origins. It derives from the word “peper”, itself ultimately from the Roman Latin word “piper” meaning pepper. As such it was given as an occupational name to a pepperer or spicer. The forms as Peever and Peffer come from the Old French “pivre” meaning pepper.
Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Pepper#ixzz0wgr7j3X3
I assume there was a pepper mill there at some point
Blink Bonnie is the alliterative term for a glimpse of beauty. To the Scot it has a deeper meaning, a meaning so haunting and yet so elusive that nothing else but Blink Bonnie can give it form. It sums up tor us in this case the enchantment of a magnificent expanse of open countrv.
a vista of mountain, glen, loch and moor Little Scotland, it you care to think of it so, a fine miniature on which Nature has lavished especial care. The Scot abroad longs for “a blink o’ his ain countne ” or “a bonnie blythe blink of his ain fireside,” a longing that epitomises his ideal of sweet contentment.