This name generator provides you with 15 names that match most natural secret places such as cellars, dens and overhangs. The first four generic names of this generator are based on the appearance or the tale behind the cave (e.g. 'The Murdering Grotto'). The last 6 names have true cave names, but are random and thus essentially non-existent in real life. The names should all be pronounceable in English, but for all kinds of fantasy creatures there are several distinct sounding names.
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Many caves are problematic, meaning there are no definitive entrances, exits, or entrances that lead directly out of the cave into a different area of the cave. These problematic caves can be quite dangerous if not properly surveyed before excavation begins. There may be cave features such as spires, wall cracks, and holes which have not been correctly mapped and identified. Sometimes these structures are simply not visible from the ground. It is important to note that it is illegal to enter such a problematic cave without being properly surveyed. Therefore, if you are planning on digging into a problematic cave, it is recommended that you hire an experienced surveyor to help you with the survey.
Most limestone caves are solutional caves which, in layman's terms, are basically just large underground pockets of limestone deposited over many years. These pockets are formed when the underground water dissolves limestone minerals into small pools below the surface. The water then backs up to create the channels which can eventually connect to another area of the cave through either cave mouths or other types of passages. Some caves contain several large, interconnected caverns with passages going off the cave floor. Other caves contain numerous small, single-level caverns. Most cave names come from their natural formation and are often not related to any specific history or other outside events. For example, the name Grand Canyon comes from a large canyon in Arizona that was formed by massive amounts of water pouring down the sides of the canyon.
Other caves have become popular tourist attractions. For example, there is a popular theme park near Tucson, Arizona, called the Grand Canyon Adventures. In addition, there is a famous National Geographic Traveler photo of all-time favorite explorer Marlin Monroe standing in front of his tent in front of the Grand Canyon. Although the Grand Canyon is not a cave, it is a popular tourist attraction because it is so easy to reach. However, the Grand Canyon Adventures park does not include any of the caves within it. In order to get to the park, you have to travel through a very long tunnel to get to its entrance.