House Names...Ideas for naming your home

The British have been naming their homes for centuries. The custom of house naming started years ago, when the gentry named their great halls, mansions and castles from their family title or the location. These days, few can boast a grand address, but we still choose to mark our patch on the planet with a unique sign of our individuality.

House Signs and Numbers

An act of Parliament in 1765 decreed that every house in a town or city would have a number followed by the name of the street or road, this giving rise to the familiar address format still in use. Homeowners have been personalising their residences, be they cottages, town houses, bungalows and other dwellings by adding a name to their address, as well as the house numbers.

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House names are inspired by an amazing and sometimes amusing array of sources, everything from locations to legends, hobbies to honeymoon destinations, quirky or quaint the tradition of house naming is definitely still alive and kicking....

Here are some ideas for  house names which may (or may not!) inspire you, and some useful house name related links found by us on our travels around the web. We are still adding more resources and information to this page, whether it be suggestions for house names, sources and characteristics of the various house sign materials, the origins of house names and more. 

House names are inspired by an amazing and sometimes amusing array of sources, everything from locations to legends, hobbies to honeymoon destinations, quirky or quaint the tradition of house naming is definitely still alive and kicking....
PROPERTY STYLE
The most obvious choice (and popular) for house names, describe the building type.... The CHALET, The GARDEN  FLAT, The COTTAGE, The LODGE, The NEW HOUSE or from the former use of the property, The BARN, The OLD RECTORY, The COACH  HOUSE, The OLD POST OFFICE
LOCATION
The location can be another source of inspiration... TAMAR VIEW, WOODLANDS,  CORNER HOUSE, WINDY RIDGE,  LITTLE BROOK,  TOR COTTAGE, FOUR WINDS, SUNNYSIDE, SEA BREEZES.
FLOWERS & TREES
Flowers and trees are popular house name subjects......BLUEBELL CORNER, ROSE COTTAGE, LAVENDER LODGE, The BEECHES, ORCHARD HOUSE,  OAKLANDS, The WILLOWS
HOLIDAY SPOTS
Name your home after that special holiday place....CARINTHIA, VALETTA,  KYNANCE,  TRESCO,  ST LUCIA, EL PARADISO
FICTIONAL PLACES
Cottages, bungalows and all manner of properties, get their names from fictional places... VALHALLA, MIDDLEARTH,  POOH CORNER, PONDEROSA,  RIVENDELL, NEVERLAND, CARABOO, DRAGONWYCK to name but a few. 
NAMES
Joining family christian names, is not original but when all else fails there are numerous variations, so this method is worth considering!  STEVLYN,  MIKANSU, MARYGLEN, BRIMOR, NIGELISA, CARLANDRAY
FOREIGN SPELLINGS
Name your home in a foreign language, CASA de FLORES, La PETIT MAISON, La MIA CAMERA, MON REPOS, CASA De CANTO, LES CHENES
OLD FAVOURITES
Is DUNROAMIN a name from the past? relegated to the realms of the urban myth.... it would seem so, but there are a few quirky variations.... DUN STRUGLIN, DUN GROCKLIN, DUNITALL, DUN SAILING... or maybe other mispelt ironic phrases like IONA, KUMINSIDE, LLAMEDOS (reverse spelling!), ALLMINE, JUSTUS, UANMEE
Some house name/house sign related websites, which we hope you will find interesting. we are still adding resources to this page, be it suggestions for house names, sources and characteristics of the various house sign materials, the origins of house names and more. 
  
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