Name Ideas for Cottages and Vacation Homes

Updated on August 27, 2017
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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.
The sign at my sister's home in the country. | 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
 
Den

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.

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

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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

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

  • Our guesthouse is called "A New Dawn," but has a lot of African Elephants and Africa decor in it. I would like to change the name to something quirky and elephant related? What do you suggest?

    Elephant Dreaming, or maybe Pachyderm Palace.

  • We just bought a cottage on Lake Michigan. Right now it’s called "Wit's End," and we love it, but we want to change it. It’s a big blue cottage, and it overlooks another lake called Lincoln Lake. Do you have any suggestions?

    Here are some ideas:

    Blue Abe's Cottage

    Lincoln View

    Lincoln Overlook

    Bluey Cottage

  • What is the best name for a family house?

    For vacation homes, I like lots of descriptive, even playful names. For my own home, I'd settle for something with the family name or dignified description. My sister used Moss Creek for their home. That includes the first letter of her maiden name and three letters from her married name plus a feature on their property (a creek).

  • What is the good name for a house in the middle of town?

    Look for distinctive features of the home. Does it have black shutters, is it brick, is it historic? Maybe incorporate the name of the street or the neighborhood. Check out this article about how they come up with names for NY apartment buildings, it might inspire you: https://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/realestate/new-...

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      donna.butler@arvinsango.com 

      7 weeks ago

      Trying to name my She Shed

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      oldcitystones 

      2 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 

      2 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 months ago from Central Florida

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

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      Charlotte 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      4 months ago

      Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

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      Mohd Sharom b Mohd Shariff, Melaka, Malaysia. 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      5 months ago

      Trying to name a bay front cottage in Amityville.

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 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 

      5 months ago

      River home

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      Janet Soriano 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 months ago

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

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      Joseph 

      6 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 

      7 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 

      7 months ago

      Definitely need to come back

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      Alyssa 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 months ago

      Looking to name a house in the woods

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      Jose 

      7 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 

      8 months ago from Central Florida

      Tami Suggs - what a great name!

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      Tami Suggs 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      9 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 

      10 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 

      10 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 

      10 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 

      10 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 

      10 months ago

      Hi Virginia!

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

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      Virginia Allain 

      10 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 

      10 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 

      11 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 

      11 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 

      11 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 

      12 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 months ago

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

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      Virginia Allain 

      13 months ago from Central Florida

      How about "The 1850 House"

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      Deb 

      13 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 

      15 months ago from Central Florida

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

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      Sandra 

      15 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... 

      23 months 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

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

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      lesliesinclair 

      4 years ago

      Since I bookmarked this lens it will make it easier to return after giving the idea more thought. I've been stumped for months as to what to name the art studio at my new place.

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      Virginia Allain 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      @Meganhere: Keep that vision in your mind. Maybe someday...

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      Meganhere 

      4 years ago

      What an original idea for a lens! I have the name for my cabin but I need the cabin to go with it.

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      Virginia Allain 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      @writerkath: I've stalled for 2 years on getting a sign, because we can't pin down the name we want. Paradise sounds like a good one.

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      writerkath 

      4 years ago

      Virginia, I live in northern New Hampshire, and in my town (which is filled with old summer cottages), it's very common to see names! I've seen some interesting ones. When I was wintering in Myrtle Beach, a lot of the condos and beach homes had great names too. The very first one we rented was called "Parrotdise" and as you might guess, it had a parrot theme. Lots of fun! I've considered naming our own home, which is a renovated summer cottage. I've thought of naming it "Paradise" since it's such a nice spot.

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      @anonymous: Look on my page for the section with links. There's one to a database of Irish House Names. I bet those will get you inspired.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      We recently bought 138 acres of woods and it also has a beautiful trout steam that runs through it. A lot of wildlife.We cleared an area a bit in the woods to build our house this summer. The road winds through the woods a bit to get to the house.Would love to put a sign at the start of road with a name for our place,we also have a scotch -irish last name thought about something irish in front of it but i don't know.HELP!

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      @OhMe: That's what I should do, drive over to the beach and photograph all the creative names on the cottages.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Our Lake House is named Habu Haven because that was the name of the hut my husband lived in when he was in service. I love going to the beach and reading the creative names. Some folks can be so very clever

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      We call our Alaskan remote cabin "Paradise"

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      @anonymous: Hmmm, you could come up with some interesting combinations: Ramasala, Vatcha, Vatchandran, ... play around with it.

      If the names have a meaning, you could toy with that too.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Hi, I wanted to name my house with combination of two names, (Ramachandran and Vatsala)

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      @Cynthia Haltom: That's great that you could keep the naming trend going. A family tradition.

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      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      We named our summer cottage last year it took a lot of thinking. We have a family camp with cottages that already had name such as pine knot, pine air, pine tree, we seemed to be running out of names. Then it came to me Pine Nest.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Log cabin lake house in the woods

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      @Nancy Hardin: You could call it "nancy's Retreat" or "Writer's Rest."

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I'll be thinking of a name for my cabin on Mt. Charleston. Great thoughts on names for a house, I would never have thought of all that.

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      kerryhrabstock 

      5 years ago

      I'll be thinking of names for my Italian villa.

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      AstroGremlin 

      5 years ago

      Squirrel Breath Lodge is our name. I sometimes answer the phone that way when I know who is calling.

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      jenny-archer-9 

      5 years ago

      We have strange cottage names in Suffolk UK,one that springs to mind...The Case is Altered..probably formerly owned by a judge or similar.

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      Fantastic Voyages 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Great way to come up with a name for the old family place. I haven't decided which one to use yet, but the generator gives great ideas

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      We live in Rock Hill Cabin. It is an old 3 bedroom cabin on top of an old huge tailing pile in gold country.

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      What wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing. :) I decided to go Ramshackle Squirrel Cabin. Why? Because I find it funny. ;)

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      @SpenceG: I can't decide between The Blueberry Patch or Chipmunk Run for my cottage.

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      SpenceG 

      6 years ago

      I just tried the Cottage Name Generator and came up with Huckleberry Yards. Pretty cool!

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      @hntrssthmpsn: I like seeing name signs on cottage along the seacoast. In England, many house have names. Better than saying, "I live in the old Smith place."

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      hntrssthmpsn 

      6 years ago

      One of the coolest houses I've ever called home was a wee cottage in the redwoods. We called it 'Casa Cassandra' and I burned a little wooden sign to hang above the door. Though I'm in a suburban neighborhood just off our city's main drag now, I think I may need to name my home here, too. The cottage name generator is fabulous!

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