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40 Adorable Names for Summer Homes

Kris Manley is a blogger, author, and speaker. She's a guest on radio in the U.S., Canada, and overseas, as well as a guest on network TV.

What should you name your summer home? Here are some tips, plus 40 ideas to inspire you.

What should you name your summer home? Here are some tips, plus 40 ideas to inspire you.

How to Come Up With a Name for Your Summer Home

Everyone needs a getaway, whether it's a summer home hideaway, a weekend stay at a hotel, or just holing up in your own home for a spa weekend and not answering the phone.

For those of you who have summer homes, I know you treasure your time there. For those of you who are thinking about purchasing or building a summer home, go for the gold and just do it. I have some good friends who own a summer home on a lake, and I like getting invited to relax there.

The name of their summer home is Wit's End. To be exact, my friends' kids inadvertently came up with the name because their mom always says, "I'm at my wit's end," so the kids decided that would be the name of the family's summer home. I think summer homes should be at the beach or nestled away between some foliage, hence a log cabin hideaway.

When I used to go skiing each year, I stayed in cabins with cute names and/or phrases like Due Duck Inn, Snowdrift, Mountain Holla, etc. When I go on vacation, it's interesting to hear the names of the lodges, cabins, huts, hotels, inns, or homes. I often wonder who names these places and how do they end up with those names.

After talking to an innkeeper, I was informed that places are named for various reasons; some don't just come off the top of someone's head, and some do. He said places can be named for the following reasons:

  • For a person
  • For a pet
  • For a hobby
  • For a location
  • For a song
  • From a movie
  • For an award
  • For a book title
A lovely seaside summer home deserves a wonderful name!

A lovely seaside summer home deserves a wonderful name!

40 Awesome Name Ideas for Summer Homes

I've decided to come up with some names for summer homes off the top of my head. Maybe someday I will have my own summer home. So here is my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants list of names for summer homes. You may use one if you like. Enjoy!

  1. Pocket Change
  2. Wave Goodbye
  3. The Cuddle
  4. Sea You Later
  5. Ocean Mist
  6. The Beckette
  7. Seacret Journey
  8. Thayer's Cove
  9. Weatherby
  10. Oceanscape
  11. Reel Cozy
  12. Carson's Run
  13. Chill Out
  14. Cool Beans
  15. Seas The Day
  16. The Snug
  17. Summer Run
  18. Days Off
  19. Stranded
  20. The Kenson
  21. Sparrow's Nest
  22. Lost At Sea
  23. Water Logged
  24. I Sea You
  25. Sea Billows
  26. Landho Cottage
  27. License to Chill
  28. Hide & Seak
  29. A, B, & Sea
  30. Three Day Weekend
  31. Driftwood
  32. Row Faster
  33. The Sand Dollar
  34. Wood You Be Mine
  35. Vitamin Sea
  36. Down the Hatch
  37. Reclaimed Lumber
  38. Fan"sea" That
  39. Victoria's Seacret
  40. Log Me In

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Comments

Kristine Manley (author) from Atlanta, GA on April 16, 2014:

Hello Craig, I like that name, "Till we meet again."

Craig on April 15, 2014:

Till we meet agan

Kristine Manley (author) from Atlanta, GA on July 21, 2011:

Thanks moonlake, I like that name, Razorback Ridge.

moonlake from America on July 21, 2011:

Loved all your names. We named our place Razorback Ridge.

Kristine Manley (author) from Atlanta, GA on July 20, 2011:

Hi Husky1970, I have not visited Martha's Vineyard, but have heard so much about it and would love to go there. Thanks for loving the Hub.

Husky1970 on July 20, 2011:

You have made some great suggestions. Your hub is very interesting and relevant to the area of Martha's Vineyard known as the campground. The gingerbread cottages there were built in the mid 1800's and bear many interesting names such as Lullabye, BrOakUs, Serenity, Nevadun, Hartsease, etc. A great place to visit. Quiet and charming! Loved this hub. Thanks.

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