We love the idea of naming your home. You may have read our blog Does naming your house increase value? so you will know that we are super confident that if you give your house a name it will improve the appeal of your property. Let’s go one step further and help you choose a house name with meaning.
This blog page, ‘Give your house a name. Choose a house name with meaning‘ will help get your creative juices going and give you some inspiration to pick the right and best name for your house.
History shows us that only the most grandeur of homes would have a name. This rule can stay in the past!
We really encourage anyone to name their home. Home is a very special place to each individual person and giving your house a name with meaning is the biggest gift you could give it.
Your home doesn’t have to have a fort or stone pillar entrance to justify a house name. Nor does it have to be a mansion or a castle or a rustic cottage. All homes deserve a name. Here we start to think of names for houses with meaning.
How to start naming your house
Let’s start at the very beginning. Start by choosing the best word that describes your style of house.
- Baronial house
Geographical or historic references
Next why don’t you think of any geographical features locally. It’s all about your location and views. Is the area know for its sunflower fields in the summer, or the historic railway station or the views towards the sea. Features likes these would make great names for houses? Or maybe the popular pebble beach or Scottish loch nearby.
Historic aspects are a great place to think of names for houses with meaning. Was there a historic battle in the area back in the 1700’s Or more simply was there a specific historical significance to your house. Was it a manse in the past or a former mill or an old school house.
Your favourite things could be in the house name
Wildlife and birds or flowers and trees are all really charming and relevant words to think about including in names for houses. Whether you live in the city and your house has lots of ivy or you have a cottage with a garden full of lavender in the summer. Or maybe you have special red squirrels in your garden or a specific rare bird visits your area every winter. Incorporating these words gives a degree of warmth and of the outdoors.
Unique and Unusual
Is there something unique and unusual about your house. Is your house know locally as the ‘House with the white picket fence’ or the ‘House with the yellow front door’. Or the ‘Pink House’ because of your render or maybe the house with the ‘Walled Garden’.
Or you maybe love everything Hygge – the Danish way of living. House in Danish is Hus! Incorporating this would be cool.
Or the Scottish word for home is ‘Hame’.
All the above are starting points for you to think of names for houses with meaning. From these suggestions you may have ended up with names like Lavender Lodge or The Yellow Cottage or Ivy Steading. Maybe you have gone a little wilder with your house names list with ‘The Cosy White Bothy’ or ‘The Sunflower House’ or ‘Bramble Bothy’. Or even more contemporary with ‘Castle Retreat’ or ‘Warrior Mansion’.
Here is an idea to keep it simple. If your live on a residential street with many properties, for example 2 Kingfisher Road. Then be quick and call your house ‘Kingsfisher House’ before anyone else does! This is a basic names for houses with meaning, but an option all the same.
my favourite house names with meaning
Over the past many years there have been house names which I have loved and remain a favourite. They hold many meanings. Here are only a few:
- Allathumpach – meaning “burn of the bumpy place”
- Sunndach Cottage – meaning merry, cheerful, lively in Scottish Gaelic
- Serenity Lodge – calming, comforting and a place of peace.
- Lime Tree Cottage – the house feels charming already.
- The Crab House – the house was actually shaped like a crab!
- Thistle Lodge – very Scottish!
Hopefully these ideas and suggestion will help you get a short list together. Ask your friends and family for their thoughts and input. Always remember to give your house a nameand choose a house name with meaning. Pick carefully and wisely.
Here is a reminder of my other blog post Does naming your house increase the value? or maybe your adding value by extending. This is s uper good blog for you to check out How much can I extend my house without planning?
Maybe your thinking of selling your house too. Here are How to get your house ready to sell in 30 days. Hopefully you can give your house a name in that time too!