Giving your home a name

Chas Williams By Chas Williams, 25th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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There is nothing more personal than your house. It is fitting that we should give the place where we are most comfortable a name.

Naming your Home

There is an old quaint British tradition of naming your house or residence. This tradition was common among British nobility. They had various names for the mansions and castles that they resided. The practice of naming one’s dwelling, spread to the middle class and merchants. In time, street addresses replace the practice of naming homes and residences.

Today the idea of naming your home may seem strange since it is an inanimate object, But isn’t our home suppose to be a haven, a comforting place to seek solace from the turmoil of the outside world. A house is more than a place to eat and sleep; it is where we share our lives with friends and family. Shouldn’t a place like that have a name?

If you are going to name your home some though should go into it. I have listed some criteria that you might consider before naming your place of residence.

Names/Surnames: This is probably the most common and most practical way to name your dwelling. Using your family name to name your home is a way to announce to the world, “Hey we live here”. If you are living along you may just want to use your first name to name your home. (Examples: Hannah’s Haven, Alex’s Manor, The Anderson Abode, The Williams House)

Plant life/Vegetation: Do you have lemon trees in your backyard? Is there a willow tree beside your home? If you have any interesting or unusual plant life, it can be part of your home’s name. (Examples: The Willow Tree Manor, Lemon Tree estates)

House or Residence Locations: The name of the street that you live on can provide you with name for your home. Maybe you would rather use the city or the state that you live in to be a part of your home’s name. (Examples: Highland Manor, Georgian Estates, Virginian Manor)

Distinctive Characteristics: Is there something special about your house compared to the other houses on your street? If your house is unique in someway compared to your neighbors it should definitely be a part of your home’s name. (Example: The Red Door Manor, The White Brick House, Cobblestone Cottage)

Don’t let your house be just an impersonal building where you sleep and eat Give it a name. It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment, condo, or house personalizing your home by giving it a name is a great way to turn your house into a home worth living in.

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Home, House, House-Naming, Household, Houses

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Southern, Liberal, film and television lover, desktop publisher, and want-to-be writer.

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author avatar Buzz
26th Jun 2011 (#)

That was very interesting and informative article, Chas. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Chas Williams
26th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you for your comment.

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author avatar gold stand
27th Jun 2011 (#)

nice information...

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author avatar Prasul Surendran
27th Jun 2011 (#)

Very beautiful article!

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author avatar vpaulose
27th Jun 2011 (#)

Name becomes permanent. Thank you Chas Williams.

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author avatar Chas Williams
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Again, thank you all for your comments

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author avatar vpaulose
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you my dear Chas for accepting me as your friend.

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author avatar Ann
13th Jul 2011 (#)

Nice article

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author avatar Indu bala
24th Feb 2013 (#)

beautiful and useful article

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