Names, Houses and TLAs

Have you ever wondered how people came up with some of the more original house names?
When we bought the cottage in 2007, it was already named, and we had a lovely plaque on the front wall with the picture of a Lancaster Bomber underneath it, though the property was named after the parish, not an aeroplane!
We also had a little bronze plaque by the front door saying
“On this site in 1841, Nothing Happened”.
We liked that, but somehow never got round to having one done saying
‘In 2007, we did!’
to put below it.

The property, originally the village school, was built in 1847 and converted to a private residence around the 1950s. Bits had been added to it, so it was a bit like a rabbit warren inside with its little corridors and quirky layout. My poor Mum kept getting lost trying to find her bedroom and always ended up in the kitchen, bless her!

I did a post on house names some time back, and talking with one of our boating friends who dropped in today, she said something rather charming and Hubby and I think we have come up with a house name for our new home.
I have seen properties (and boats) with names collated from the owners initials, pet or abbreviated names, or simply a combination of letters that actually spell a word (like Cobwebs in the linked post here) that have a special meaning to them.
In the days of thinking about opening a dog kennels, we were going to call it PaDs, then we toyed with the idea of a pet shop and came up with Paws for Thought, or Thoughtfully Paws.
Several of the properties lined up to view next week have house names. It will be interesting to see if they live up to them or there is absolutely no connection.
One of those in Wales had one, but it was a condition of the sale to have it removed within 7 days after completion. Bet that’s peaked your interest!
There were also 20 pages of covenants that went with it so we didn’t take it any further!

Home is where you lay your head (or Hat as the song goes) and where the heart is.
For the time being, I’m keeping the house name idea under wraps.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Names, Houses and TLAs

  1. colinandray says:

    If you are miles from the coast, then “Sea View” is always a good conversation starter! 🙂

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