Name Ideas for Cottages and Vacation Homes

Updated on April 20, 2019
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Virginia enjoys her cottage in the NH woods near a lake. It's a beautiful area that attracts weekenders and summer folk.

The sign at my sister's home in the country. They had it made from Kansas limestone.
The sign at my sister's home in the country. They had it made from Kansas limestone. | Source

Names for a Beach House, Woods Cabin, Lake Cottage, or Other Vacation Home

You want the perfect name for your vacation home. It isn't easy to find just the right phrase that expresses creativity and suits your family, their interests, and their activities.

In addition, most people want the home's name to reflect its surroundings. Are there woods, a lake, the beach, mountains, a river, or other natural attraction? Then you'll probably want the name of your retreat to include that feature.

If you're puzzling over what to name your special place, check out the ideas I've gathered below. You'll love the cottage name generator tool and the sample names I've gathered. In addition, I've found resources for getting that unique name put on a sign for your vacation home.

Combine Two Names to Make a Cottage Name

Combine Surnames: To get Moss Creek (shown in the photo above), the homeowners combined two last names, Martin and Ross, to get Moss. The property had a creek, so it became Moss Creek.

The home happens to be a log cabin with a small pond and the creek with wood around that. When I visit family, I always look forward to a stop at Moss Creek. The sign is carved from Kansas limestone. Doesn't it look handsome!

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Mix and Match Words to Make a Name for Your House

Choose a word from column one and/or column two.

Combine it with a word from column three.

Column 1: An Adjective That Describes the Scene
Column 2: A Noun That Fits Your Location
Column 3: Word that Fits Your Home's Stle
Sunny
Woods
Cabin
Bright
Forest
Camp
Summer
Beach
Cottage
Shady
Edge
House
Lazy
Shore
Casa
Relaxed
Seashore
Lodge
Restful
Mountain
Shack
Peaceful
Hillside
Hut
Tranquil
Hilltop
Farm
Sylvan
Dome
Acres
Happy
Valley
Home, House
Cheery
Vale
Castle
Heavenly
Tree: Oak, Aspen, Cedar, Pine, Maple, Hemlock, Birch
Palace
Happy
Animal: Moose, Bear, Chipmunk, Racoon, Squirrel, Beaver, Porcupine, coyote, wolf, bobcat, panther, puma,
Mansion
Gay
Water Creature: Lobster, Crab, Fish
Retreat
Blissful
Moss
Haven
Blessed
Pinecone
Sanctuary
Peaceful
Leaf
Respite
Old (Auld, Olde)
Fern
Refuge
Ramshackle
Bird: Owl, Egret, Chickadee, Eagle, Loon, Gull, Goose, Duck, Crane, Heron, stork
Hangout
Tumble-Down
Water Type: Creek, Brook, Canal, Lagoon, Estuary, Resaca, Rio, Agua, Pool, Pond, Puddle, Lake, Loch, Mere, River, Hole
Heaven
Vintage
Boondocks
Delight
Retro
Back-of-Beyond
Utopia
Old-Time
God's Country
Rest
Aqua
Wilderness
Cove
Blue
Outback
Hideaway
Azure
Berry (Blackberry, Cranberry, Gooseberry, Blueberry, Strawberry)
Nest
Black
Woods, grove, forest
Hole
Grey
Meadow
Place
Green
Country
Harbor
White
Land
Shelter
Dark, Light
 
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Words to Use in Naming a Cottage or Cabin

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Add Your Own Descriptive Words

These lists are just to get you started brainstorming. Play around with combinations of words until you hit one that sounds right for your weekend or summer home.

Another Batch of Words to Inspire You

Make lists of descriptive words.
Make lists of descriptive words. | Source

When I moved into my off-the-grid cabin in Colorado, I decided I would name my place after the first significant animal encounter that I had. (Thank heavens, it wasn't a snake!) That first weekend I had an amazing encounter with a mama bear and her cub. And so my cozy mountain place is called "Little Bear Lodge." It fits.

— Diana Wenzel

Farms Are Often Given a Name Too

This charming wood sign displays the name Honey Bee Farm with appropriate graphics of bee hives and a bee with some flowers.
This charming wood sign displays the name Honey Bee Farm with appropriate graphics of bee hives and a bee with some flowers. | Source

Personalized Sign With Your Cottage's Name On It

Once you choose a name for your vacation home, you'll want a sign to show it off and help visitors find it. You can find such signs at craft fairs or order one conveniently from Amazon. I think a moose sign would look great for our cabin in New Hampshire.

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Make a YouTube Video Like This One Asking for Help Naming Your Cottage

I am living in a lake house right now, and I want to name it something like, "Can't Wait to Get Away From the Bugs" or "Camp Kill-a-Roach". (It's been a hot dry summer here, and bugs are coming inside in spite of exterminating!)

— Retro Loco

A Good Descriptive Name Sign With a Picture

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Our last name is Burdoo. We had a beach house on Kent Island way before it was fashionable. Mom named it the 'Burd's Nest.' Cute.

— gottaloveit from Maryland

What Kind of House Are You Trying to Name?

New Hampshire cottage on a lake.
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This sign is portable so the farm owners can take it to farmer's markets. Quite a creative name for their home.
This sign is portable so the farm owners can take it to farmer's markets. Quite a creative name for their home. | Source

Examples of Matching a Name to the Cottage

Cottage Needing a Name
 
My Suggestions
I've refurbished a trailer w enclosed sun porch on the river in Virginia. The décor is mostly white. It overlooks the marina with a view of a train trestle (the train passes hourly) ... It's all very quaint.
 
How about Whistle Stop Cottage or Dreaming by the River? You could incorporate the name of the river into the house name.
We are trying to name our new home which overlooks the ocean from the top of an incline. The house is small with large windows facing the water. We are also tucked in behind another property closer to the road.
 
Gull's Nest? Window on the Water? Sailor's Rest?
Our house is in Lake Chelan on the hilltop next to a winery with a vineyard with bikes to ride and trails to walk. It's a planned community with houses close together, swimming pools, parks to play in, views of the lake, fire pits for s'mores, community barbecue area, very friendly people with kids and pets.
 
How about calling your house "Chillin' by the Lake" as a take-off on Lake Chelan?
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Questions & Answers

  • What is the best name for a cottage house by the river?

    You could go with a name like Riversedge or Bankside.

  • What is good name for apartments with something related to “sun” in it?

    How about something with the word "sol" in it, like "Casa Del Sol"? You can also hyphenate a phrase to make a nice name, like "Sun-N-Fun." Turn sun into a descriptive word like sunny and add to that. Or "Sunny Retreat," perhaps.

  • What's a good name for a mountain view home?

    Think of words that you associate with mountain (bluff, peak, cliff, ridge, crag, butte) and try different combinations to come up with a name for your mountain home. How about Our Cliff House, Ridge View, etc.? You could also include the name of the mountain that you see.

  • What is a good name for a seasonal camper site?

    Our Bit of Heaven, or Summer Retreat

  • What's a good name for a cottage that has mountain views next to pastures, a tiny waterfall in a creek, and lots of birds?

    You probably can't work all those elements into one name. Choose one or choose two and combine them. If the mountains have names, maybe work one of those into the name.

© 2010 Virginia Allain

Although I Can't Name Your Cottage, I'd Love to Hear What You Choose

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      Jackie Barndollar Landry 

      2 weeks ago

      I have a cozy cabin in Sky Forest with a view of Lake Arrowhead. I want to name it something fun. It was built in 1947.

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      Virginia Allain 

      3 weeks ago from Central Florida

      or Hobbit House. Fun!

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      3 weeks ago from Beautiful South

      Except for the fact that my husband has a full head of hair, I've come up with what would have been the perfect name for my underground dome house: Chrome Dome's Gnome Home.

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      Virginia Allain 

      4 weeks ago from Central Florida

      I see wooden signs around New England and they have heavy winters. Consider someone like Dave Herzfeld of Vermont or Ye Olde Sign Shoppe has camp and home signs that are not so elaborate.

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      Mary 

      4 weeks ago

      Can you recommend an online site that makes personalized painted wood signs? We just bought a 1926 lake cottage in the nantucket style and would like to have a sign with the name at the road. Unless wood wouldn’t last? We are in Minnesota and the winters are harsh! Thank you!

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      Virginia Allain 

      4 weeks ago from Central Florida

      I like the word "studio" and would try to work that into the name. You could also look at Mediterranean names like Treviso or Viterra and think about combining those with studio or casa.

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      Katie 

      4 weeks ago

      Looking for a name for my she shed that will be a paint studio. Maybe use KT's paint casa. That my best try. It is outside our home in Fl which is very Mediterranean style.

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Of course, the first thing that comes to mind, Jenny, is "Red Roof Cottage."

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      Jenny 

      5 weeks ago

      I am looking for a cute name for our cottage, it is located on a channel near two large lakes and has a bright red steel roof. :)

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Jennie - How about Happy Frog Hollow then to combine all the parts you like.

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      Jennie 

      7 weeks ago

      Our home (renovated old cottage) is on the shore of a large river, at a narrow spot. We are down a really steep drive (does that make us in a hollow?) Neighbours have already called their property The Narrows. We have all the usual wildlife, but my favourites are all the tree frogs. Froggy Hollow? Happy Hollow? Frog Hall? Frogmore Shore (stealing from Harry and Meghan's new home)? Any other ideas?

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      Pankaj kanwal 

      2 months ago

      Please suggest a name for my new camp side that is surounded by apple orchard green trees and jaungle and himalayan view

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      Sanjay 

      2 months ago

      Please suggest me good name for my guest house

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      Virginia Allain 

      2 months ago from Central Florida

      Frodo's Retreat maybe?

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      2 months ago from Beautiful South

      Love your suggestions, Virginia. We've been trying to think of a name for our underground dome home. We've had comments from visitors who exclaim, "it's a Hobbit house," but that's too trite. Maybe something like "Hobbit's Rest"? I live in central Arkansas, but I'm actually from the Ozark Mountains, so I guess "Hillbilly Hobbits" wouldn't be fitting in this setting?

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      Bill 

      4 months ago

      Buying a property on a river and we are building a campground. It has a wind mill on the property. What would be a good name

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      stacey@lovewellcare.com 

      4 months ago

      Hi Virginia, we are starting a group home for aging older adults, just 6 in a private home in a residential area. we hate the sound of group home, it is six women living together like the golden girls! we hope to provide an enriching environment. any thoughts on a name...i'm trying to get across that it is small group living, community, safe, rest. your names are great, so creative!!

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 months ago from Central Florida

      Saida, think of the many words for sea in various languages, then combine it with some feature of the house (perhaps the color) or with your own name.

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      Saida 

      5 months ago

      What name can i use for a vacations home near sea

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      Geo 

      5 months ago

      I have a camp with water front (river) and a bird sanctuary near by. Please suggest a name where these both features are included.

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      Mohit kashyap 

      6 months ago

      I have a house near Golden temple at Amritsar (Punjab ,INDIA) I want to renovate my house for tourist for home stay suggest me catchy name.

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 months ago from Central Florida

      In researching this, I see some with a person's name attached (like Trullo Jemma) and some with a descriptive word (like Trullo Vista). So "Trullo Liz" would work or you could make the name more Italian, "Trullo Liza."

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      Pugliese 

      6 months ago

      Hi

      I have a trullo in Italy and financial circumstances have forced me to let it for the first time. The agent insists for internet marketing purposes I have to rename the property using two words. The first word being Trullo. The target market is English speaking so wanted a word that is soft and inviting. My first thought is use a female name i.e. Trullo Liz (My wife's name) but has anyone some alternative ideas?

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 months ago from Central Florida

      Love it, thanks!

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      Deirdre 

      6 months ago

      How about, Tranquil View

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 months ago from Central Florida

      Anyone have some brilliant suggestions for Frances?

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      Frances Hoffe 

      7 months ago

      Hi can you help me to name my place ., I have a building looking over the ocean watching the boats passing by .. while sitting in the living room thanks!

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      donna.butler@arvinsango.com 

      9 months ago

      Trying to name my She Shed

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      oldcitystones 

      10 months ago

      Can someone help me pick a name for our place in the red sea. The place is close to the beach and has both sea and mountain views.

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      Zoreen ansari 

      10 months ago

      We have a winter big house very close to the beach on the Chanel and have a boat dock. I want to give some cool name to the house may be some middle eastern name

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      Virginia Allain 

      11 months ago from Central Florida

      Sounds wonderful, Ingrid. Lots to work with here. Brekkie in the Bush or Bush Haven Near the Sea.

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      Ingrid 

      11 months ago

      Hi Virginia. Love your website. We recently purchased a 5 year old home on the east coast of Australia after spending my life inland. We are going to be offering a bed and breakfast and need a good name. We are 5 mins from the river and the ocean plus we are in a bush setting where we see wildlife. Id love a name that connects ppl with relaxing but am struggling. Would appreciate your ideas. Many thanks

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      Lynnette 

      11 months ago

      We have a getaway cabin that is a cross between cabin and English cottage., We call it a cabin. It’s on a river called King’s River. It’s wooded, with gorgeous native stone and white oaks. It is built on the side of a hill.

      We built it because we craved the peace and quiet. It sits on 8 wooded riverfront acres. I’m just not creative, or I’m trying too hard!

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      Virginia Allain 

      11 months ago from Central Florida

      Sometimes running 2 words together make a fun name. Blackcreek, Blackspring.

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      Charlotte 

      11 months ago

      We got a piece of property last year and we are trying to decide on a name. It’s in Black, MO. It has a natural spring on it and a fishing pond. We are right next to a creek too.

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      Virginia Allain 

      11 months ago from Central Florida

      Perry Benson - for your Boat House/Tiki Hut on the Mississippi, think of alternate names for the river and combine with some Hawaiian word. Maybe it could be the Muddy River Hula Hut or Mighty Miss Tiki House.

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      perry benson 

      11 months ago

      I have a boat house with a Tiki hut attached on the Mississippi. Looking for a nick name for it.

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      teresa Lyon 

      12 months ago

      Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

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      Mohd Sharom b Mohd Shariff, Melaka, Malaysia. 

      12 months ago

      I got a house, a walk up apartment at Level 2. What is the suitable name should i gave to my apartment which is going to be my guesthouse ?

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      Gloria 

      12 months ago

      we got a nightly rental property in Saint George utah, close to Zions national park, the house is in Coral ridge (in coral canyon)

      please help me pick a name

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      oldcitystones 

      12 months ago

      What Name would you suggest in the red sea such as Eilat?

      A place that is close to the beach!

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      oldcitystones 

      12 months ago

      We need to name a place in the Red Sea for a Villa that is located near the beach. What name is good to use. The place has a sea view and is within walking distance to the beach. It's in a quiet area.

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      Virginia Allain 

      13 months ago from Central Florida

      David - You could work the name of the river into your camp name or use words like rio, stream, river's edge, then combine with your family name or a descriptive word like peaceful, sylvan, retreat, etc.

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      david 

      13 months ago

      hello if someone can help me find a name for a camping area near a river , i would be thankful :)

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      Diane Riotta 

      13 months ago

      Trying to name a bay front cottage in Amityville.

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      Virginia Allain 

      13 months ago from Central Florida

      You can incorporate the name of the river into the name and add "cottage" or "house" to it. You could call it something like Bankside Cottage or XYZ House or River View or Riveredge.

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      Billie 

      13 months ago

      River home

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      Janet Soriano 

      14 months ago

      We are thinking of a name suited for our transient house in the northern part of Philippines particularly Baguio City - the summer capital of the Philippines. It is well known as the city pines.

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      Janet Soriano 

      14 months ago

      We are thinking of a name suited for our transient house in the northern part of Philippines particularly Baguio City - the summer capital of the Philippines. It is well known as the city pines.

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      Virginia Allain 

      14 months ago from Central Florida

      Kelly - how about a combination of the family names (use the first syllable of each)? Could the guest house be Cascadia Cabin though I like the Hilltop Haven name. Elk Lodge? Mountain Dream?

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      Kelly Haskins 

      14 months ago

      Hi Virginia, we just purchased our dream log home in the mountains view a beautiful view of the Cascade mountain range. I want to name our home and also our guest house which we will rent on Airbnb. I've been thinking for the rental " hilltop haven " but I'm at a loss for our main home. Hoping to get a suggestion. There are 5 in our family. And deer and elk in the area. Thank you, Kelly

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      Catherine 

      14 months ago

      I am looking for a name for my Florida home. It is on the Gulf coast on a barrier island known as Siesta Key. It is on the water's edge of Coconut Bayou. It's a gathering place for family and friends. It is a home vs a cottage. Any suggestions?

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      Virginia Allain 

      14 months ago from Central Florida

      I'm going to ponder this a bit, Filip. One that comes to mind like "Jovan's Retreat" to honor your great-grandfather.

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      Filip 

      14 months ago

      Dear Virginia,

      I would like you to help a little with name for our lovely village house.

      It is located in the sunny Macedonia, near the greek border. Lays on a little hill and like 300 days of the year are sunny and warm. The house is small with huge garden , place for kids to play since we have nephews and lots of fruit trees and decorative trees. Other feature are few old almonds who are planted many years ago by our great grandfather Jovan.

      Please think of something I would be very thankful and you will be always a very welcomed guest:)

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      Virginia Allain 

      14 months ago from Central Florida

      Joseph, think about words for hill in the language of that area. Malai for Tamil or Ṭēkarī for Gujarati. Work that into a name and then for fun mix it with English descriptive words.

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      Virginia Allain 

      14 months ago from Central Florida

      If I lived in an apartment, I'd call mine The Book Nook as I'd have bookshelves in all the rooms. You could combine your name with something descriptive too.

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      Mar 

      14 months ago

      I have and aprment but I didn’t decide yet what is the name of it.

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      Joseph 

      14 months ago

      Like to get a name for our resort situated in a hill station surrounded with forest and two km far their is a wild life sanctuary. Pls help

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      Virginia Allain 

      15 months ago from Central Florida

      I hope some others will chime in Alyssa with their suggestions. Random ideas: Green Haven, Our Retreat, ... I'll think about it more.

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      Mozir52@yahoo.com 

      15 months ago

      Definitely need to come back

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      Alyssa 

      15 months ago

      My husband and I have a flat in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa! We're newlyweds (2 months strong!) and our place is tiny, but it overlooks the beach and our place is full of love and plant life. Any suggestions?

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      Jen 

      15 months ago

      we have built a row house. the area is full of greenery in monsoons at a distance there are some hills. my childrens names are Reshma and Rohan. can you suggest a nice name

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      slsanting@hotmail.com 

      15 months ago

      Looking to name a house in the woods

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      Jose 

      15 months ago

      We are Starting a a cottage at a calm and heavenly rain forest in India. Can any one guide us with some great name. Thanks.

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      Virginia Allain 

      16 months ago from Central Florida

      Tami Suggs - what a great name!

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      Tami Suggs 

      16 months ago

      Our home here in SC is named The Funny Farm. Never a dull moment with all our critters.

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      Virginia Allain 

      16 months ago from Central Florida

      Denise Lynne - you've stumped me, but think of including your family names in the name of the house. Such a great idea.

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      Denise Lynne 

      16 months ago

      I don’t have a quaint cottage or beach home.... but wanna name my new forever home which I’m enthusiastically remodeling with all the things I’ve worked for... it’s on a hill with a gorgeous view of a valley and vibrant woods behind me... an ofe to my Italian father and or Polish mother would be cherished as well

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      Virginia Allain 

      17 months ago from Central Florida

      Quite a bit to work with here. Maybe "Wild Island View" or "Ayer's Aerie."

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      Carol 

      17 months ago

      Our home is a sweet English cottage on the Penobscot River with a close view of an abandoned island (Ayers Island). Lots of birds come to breed from spring to late fall. Fox deer heron geese ducks owls loon eagles extra large beavers! We cannot come up with a fitting name. Thank you!!

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      Harsh Shah 

      17 months ago

      We are Starting with a Tent House Themed Resort with Water Park and Adventure Sports at River Front in India. Can any one guide us with some great name. Thanks.

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      Virginia Allain 

      18 months ago from Central Florida

      Ooh, you have lots to work with. How about Pug's Palace on the Prairie or Big Blue Breadbox or My Prairie Retreat? Keep trying different combinations to find one that suits you.

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      Donna welborn 

      18 months ago

      I have a tiny home on wheels. It is blue and galvanized steel. I am retired with a pug puppy. It is parked on a prairie where it is windy... it is also the largest (360) square feet if you include the two lofts. The other Tony's are about 150 to 200 square foot... ideas please

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      Virginia Allain 

      18 months ago from Central Florida

      Maybe something like The Gull's Nest (beachy & high up)? Or something like Sunset Vista (bet you get great sunsets).

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      Rita Pogioli 

      18 months ago

      We purchased an investment vacation condo on the beach in Florida. It is on the 12th floor with beautiful views of the gulf of Mexico.....Name suggestions please?

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      Jodi 

      18 months ago

      Hi Virginia!

      The river is called the Millstone River. Our address is also Millstone River Road.

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      Virginia Allain 

      18 months ago from Central Florida

      Hmm, Jodi, I'd skip the word sanctuary or people will mistake you for the bird area. How about River Overlook (or is there a name for the river?) You could use your name (last or first) and the animals to be Jodi's Menagerie but again, people might think it is open to the public. You could get cute with BambooZooled (bamboo and zoo for all the animals). Keep playing around with all the elements to come up with your unique name.

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      Jodi 

      18 months ago

      Bought a 3 acre property on hill which is on a river that has river rights up high above the river, with a horse barn, horse paddock etc. It also has a bamboo forest down by the river on our property and a state bird sanctuary at the edge of the property. I am getting goats and a miniature donkey for the property. Could you please help me with a name?

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      AVINASH UPADHYAY 

      19 months ago

      I want beautiful name for my cottage built with concrete and natural bamboo product and place is 250meters away from beach and it's very silent place with paddy field and village houses plz help me

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      Virginia Allain 

      19 months ago from Central Florida

      How about a short version of that locale and call it Koda Cottage? Are there other features around, like a certain kind of tree or a river?

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      Gopalakrishnan kannan 

      19 months ago

      I am having a Woodhouse in kodaikanal Hill station and I am going to run a wooden cottage please suggest a unique name for my cottage Mam TQ

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      Katy 

      20 months ago

      Looking to name our Santa Fe downtown cozy, 2 bed/2 bath place. It has a beautiful courtyard & was all built by hand & feels like a mountain cabin.

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      Virginia Allain 

      21 months ago from Central Florida

      Charlotte Rogers - Maybe these first ones will sound too political, but "Stronger Together" comes to mind or "They Persevered." Maybe "Perseverance Cottage." Here are some random thoughts: "Arm-in-Arm," "Sassy Sisters," "Me&Mom," or "Sharing Life."

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      Virginia Allain 

      21 months ago from Central Florida

      Make a list of things that you see around the hotel or things that will appeal to people who visit there. Sandy Shores, local sights, food, the feeling of the locale. Think about what will appeal to visitors.

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      Charlotte Rogers 

      21 months ago

      I have a Victorian cottage that I share with my young daughter. I want to rename the cottage to something that reflects my independence and that my daughter and I are a team together on life's journey. Any ideas?

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      a for n s for 

      21 months ago

      I'm new opening stay hotel at arambol beach Goa india please sadgest cool name thanku

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      Virginia Allain 

      21 months ago from Central Florida

      How about "The 1850 House"

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      Deb 

      21 months ago

      I bought a home that was built in 1850. It sits on an acre just outside of town. I am trying to find a suitable name for my home.

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      Virginia Allain 

      23 months ago from Central Florida

      I'd be so sad to lose my cottage. Sorry, this happened to you.

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      Sandra 

      23 months ago

      I had a house on a lake that I named Chortle Cottage. Loved it but lost it in a tornado.

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      Don... 

      2 years ago

      While driving around delivering propane in New Hampshire and Maine, I saw a cottage with a sign that made me smile. It read, "Camp Quitchurbitchin."

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow, it is so cool that you can name your own home, we are not allowed to do so in our country

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      Virginia Allain 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      @pjenn: check out a site called Pirate Names for some inspiration and also think of pirate ships or pirate sayings like "Ahoy, Matey" or sailing terms like "Crow's Nest"

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      pjenn 

      4 years ago

      white house on a hill across from the lake, It's a Toledo Bend and the area is pirates cove any name suggestions

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      Virginia Allain 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      @John Dyhouse: I think any name translated into Welsh would be interesting.

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      John Dyhouse 

      4 years ago from UK

      THis lens caught my eye as we have just returned from a holiday in Wales at a cottage named Ty March Gwyn, which in Engllish translates to House Of THe White Horse. The family who own it used to own and stable horses on the property; a self-cofessed family of horse-nuts, LOL.

      A very interesting and helpful lens.

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      michellewhite 

      5 years ago

      We are building our dream/retirement home on Smith Lake in Alabama. It will be a country French exterior with a rustic French/shabby chic interior. It is in a development called Eagles Nest, very isolated in the middle of a National Forest. Our last name is White, my husband is Irish/English and I am French/Scottish. I am Louisiana Cajun, my mother's maiden name was LeBlanc which means "The White". My husband works for a poultry company and chickens have made this house possible for us. I have always referred to us as the Redneck Rooster and the French Hen. He is from Mississippi, so if I am a coonass, he is a redneck! Also, it is a one acre lot that is flat and drops down dramatically to the lake with a very rocky shore. We are building a home where our kids will want to come and visit us and the grandkids with have tons of memories.

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      Colin323 

      5 years ago

      Very useful lens. Naming property can be tricky - and surprisingly difficult. Our previous house was titled 'Woodbine House' because of the old honeysuckle in the garden, and it fitted with the 19th century structure itself.

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      VHAssistant 

      5 years ago

      I always advise home owners to have a name of their home and this helps! I like the first idea of coming up with 2 names. Thank you!

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      @lesliesinclair: Hope you find just the right name for it!

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