18 July 2016

Help Us Name Our House!

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For those who don't know me personally, my husband and I live in a community developed on the principles of New Urbanism called New Town of Saint Charles.  New Town is further divided into "districts" each having its own identity in our community.  Our district, called The Beach District, is one of the more complicated districts due to the freefall that was our economy back in 2008.  Our district is supposed to have a beach like theme and actually to have a beach within the district!

Those promises weren't kept for a number of years, but now with the growing economy, it looks like new plans have been made to create the beach, build more houses and add green space to our district. Our neighbors are thrilled!



Prior to all this good news, the residents of the Beach District were looking for ways to help our district be a bit unique.  One of the ideas we had was to name our houses, like the cute names given to beach cottages along the ocean.  That idea was dropped until recently, where we had a new interest growing in naming our houses.

This is where you, readers, come in.

Please help us name our house!  We are looking for names that might reflect the area we live in, our interests and personalities.  I've created a list that might help you.

  • Our house is blue with a yellow door
  • We are both in higher education
  • We are empty nesters
  • We have fabulous sunsets and I am semi famous for my sunset pictures
  • We have two dogs, Truman and Wilson
  • We live across from the lake and where the beach will be
  • We love gardening
  • We both love to cook
  • We both love cocktails and wine
  • My son-in-law calls our house "The Resort"
  • We have a bottle tree in our backyard.


In the comments below, please suggest a name or two for our house!  I'll keep you posted on our favorites!

41 comments :

  1. Ok - first i love that you are naming your house! That is the coolest ever! I will keep thinking of a fun name... drawing a blank at the moment!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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    1. Ok, I'll hold you to that! We need ideas!

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  2. Wow you really do have beautiful sunsets! Your house is lovely. I don't understand how can they promise a beach? Either it's there or not? Where would you display your house name?

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    1. The developers are going to build a beach! They will grade the land in such a way that the sand stays put, and then they will haul in tons of beach grade sand. It is an amazing process. Anna, the name will be on the face of the top step. I hope you'll come back and give me an idea for a name! We need ideas!

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  3. Hmmmmmmmmm...how about Steffes House, Yellow Door Bungalow, or Six Pillar bungalow? I must say that I love "The Resort" the best though! You could also make it "The Resort on XXX Street"...I'll keep thinking!

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    1. Ooo! I knew you would have some great ideas! Thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

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  4. I first became aware of house naming while visiting my husband's family in England. They include Dawney Hill, the Blue Gate House, and Black Door Cottage. The names go back 100+ years and are part of the address. I asked the question, "What if you wanted to paint the black door?" The response was "It would not go over well." I dug up the old architectural plans for our current home and the style was called "Storybook Cottage". This was a sure sign of perfection as my daughter and I are collaborating on a series of children's books. So make it a personal and meaningful name FOR YOU! :)

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    1. You are right, Laura, and I love hearing about your own home adventure, although once you told me, I remember reading about it on your blog. I loved going house hunting with you! :) Ashley and I are also planning a series of children's books. Some day we should talk! :)

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  5. Beach House or the Yellow Front Door. I don't know, I'm really bad at this. Maybe try incorporating your last name?

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  6. What a beautiful house! I have no ideas at all! But congrats!

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  7. The Sand Castle? xx Karen

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  8. I'm not good at coming up with names for anything, but I love this idea. It is a lovely home and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  9. Oh my word. You live in a gorgeous house! I am glad they are getting back on track with making it the beach district!

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  10. Oh, I love this! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to name your home. I am thinking Lakeview. I like the sound of that.

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  11. Oh gosh, I'm terrible at coming up with names! I like the Yellow Door Bungalow that was mentioned above!

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  12. I never thought to name a home. I have no clue what to call a house. But it is adorable

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  13. Anonymous1:15 AM

    The empty nester , the canine cottage, The teachers pet , Sunset Cottage, Beach view Cottage, just a few that comes to mine Good luck on finding your perfect cottage name

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  14. such a beautiful house I can't believe it. Here's a thought for the name, Lake View House. Has a ring to it.

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  15. I've never heard of anyone naming their house. Now you have me wondering what we would name our house.

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  16. Hello, It's Me --- with a silhouette of Lionel Richie

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  17. That's really exciting and congratulations for acquiring such a lovely house! I think it's a great idea to name the houses, it adds charm and character. I wouldn't know what to name it though!

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  18. That sounds so cool! What a fun idea :) I'd love to have my own house with a cute name someday!! :)

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  19. I think naming each house is a great way to add some charm to your already beautiful community. I am going to have to think about some name suggestions but the first one that comes to mind is Xanadu.

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  20. Oh wow…that's a lot to take in to come up with a name. These are the first things that popped into my head: The Oasis, The Setting Sun Oasis, Beachy Keen…

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  21. How about the Love Nest? HA! That is such a cute home. Love it!

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  22. Gayle Daniel10:31 PM

    I need to ride by some houses nearby where Keely lives (coastal NC town) and check out some of the names of the cottages by her as there are TONS of them in that area..but off the top of my head I thought of Sunset Cottage...a cute graphic showing a sunset with the name on top would be striking I think.

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  23. I definitely think that you should name it dealing with sunsets :) I can't think of anything clever at the moment!

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  24. That is so fun that you are naming your house. My grandmother had a pink house with blue shutters that I would have loved to hear what she would have named.

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    1. Oh, Ashleigh, that house sounds beautiful!

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  25. That's so funny. We name our cars. Congrats! What about Azul?

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  26. Beautiful house! How about "Serene accommodations" or "The house Overlooking The Mango Sky"

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  27. How cool is it that you're naming your house?! I have a tendency to name my cars! I can't quite think of anything at the moment, but can I just say your house is absolutely beautiful. I love that yellow door!

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  28. I like Yellow Door Getaway. I think beach houses with names are so cute. I've never known it is actually a community thing though.

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  29. I like Yellow Door Escape. It's cute that you are naming the house. I had no idea it was a community thing or even how houses are named.

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  30. This is such a charming home with breathtaking scenery. I can't think of a name at the moment, but that is a cute idea!

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  31. Omg naming your house?!?! What a fun idea!!!! You have me wanting to name my house now lol

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  32. How about Sunset Garden or Sunset Resort. Alternatively Sunset Beach Resort or wine'oclock lol might work?

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  33. Anonymous8:30 PM

    I love that you are naming your house! What a great idea.

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  34. I absolutely love the idea of naming your house!!! I'd have to call mine 'messy because of the kids!'

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