I'll start off by saying if you are from Newfoundland and have stumbled upon this with the other 2 or 3 known readers--you won't be interested...
I have been living on this strange and wonderful island for nearly 3 years. It is the 15th largest island in the world at 42,000 sq. mi. (compared to Great Britain at 9th spot, 81,000 sq. mi.). It was discovered by John Cabot in 1497 and ownership (after it was taken from the indigenous Beothuk people) was bandied about by the British and French. It ceased being a British Colony in 1949 when it became Canada's 10th province.
The place names are an eclectic mishmash of words reflecting their history. People here are predominately of Irish/Scottish/English heritage. Newfoundland locations such as: Piccadilly, Brighton, Trinity, Torbay and Victoria reflect this. As noted earlier, the French also had a presence as reflected in the names Baie Verte, Channel-Port aux Basques, Grand Bruit and L'Anse aux Meadows.
However, there are other places named after the local wildlife. Hare Bay, Stag Harbour, Salmon Cove and Badger are a reflection of this. Other places, though, have names which are not so easy to decipher: Fogo, Tilting, Witless Bay, Heart's Content and Paradise.
And then...the bizarre: places such as Cow Head, Come By Chance, Nicky's Nose Cove, and the ever popular Dildo are in fact real locations. Hmm...If I were ever to move to the United States I think that only Truth or Consequences would be suitable for me!