Katujen nimiä – interesting Finnish street names

 

Watering can road

Watering can road

Finnish street names are occasionally beside extremely long, also a bit out of common. A few days ago I came across a street called “Kastelukannuntie“, that is “Watering can road“. Well, in that neighborhood they seem to have a gardening theme with regard to the street names:

Itutie – Sprout road
Siementie – Seed road
Kasvitarhantie – Plant garden road
Taimitie – Young plant road (taimi is a young plant)
Puutarhurintie – Gardener Road

Then there are roads named by people who were somehow related to the place:
Aleksis Kivenkatu“, “Mannerheimintie” or even “Kaarina Maununtyttären tie” (Kaarina daugther of Maunu Road)!

Have you come accross interesting, uncommon or even weird Finnish street names? Or in your mother tongue?

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Read also our previous article: Words with common roots in various languages