Finding a Title

I’m now concentrating not a little effort on the next book – a sequel to Her Parents’ Daughter – but what to call it?
I had wanted to find a title that had some form of familial relationship in it (as with HPD) but His Father’s Son and His Mother’s Son have been used more than once and His Aunt’s Nephew seems unnecessarily convoluted. Along with the fact that the main character’s name is ‘Peter Smith’ (hardly a sensible title for people to Google) I will have to look elsewhere for the title.
The book is firmly Yarmouth Pierset, once again, in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight so I have been thinking of making the title relevant to place. The town has many recognisable features – the church, the town hall, the Square, the harbour – but perhaps the most iconic is the pier – allegedly the oldest working wooden pier in Britain.
But the book just can’t be called The Pier – there has to be ‘Something’ on the Pier and that ‘something’ has to have two syllables for balance – but what something? It has to be short (see influence of Twitter above) Should it be a noun or a verb? Roses on the Pier? Lobsters on the Pier? Walking on the Pier? – I did think of Murder on the Pier but that sounded too Agatha Christie – and anyway, the murder takes place elsewhere in the town.
Looking out of my window I can see an oak tree laden with acorns and so Acorns on the Pier it is for the time being. It will not make the final cut (for one thing #AcornsOnThePier would take up too many characters of a tweet – something that must be thought about these days!)
So every time I save that Word document I’ll keep changing the name and wait until the book has been completed to see what it wants to be called.