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I’m going to be open and honest here. I name things. I name plants, hummingbirds, furniture, vehicles, buildings, the recurring wasps around my pool, even the neighbor’s animals (not their actual names, but what I want to call them). I’m not sure what my deal is with giving things names, but as far back as I can remember, everything had a name that I came in contact with. And I never forgot any of them.
My first cell phone was Celly. My first car was the Tib. Not so creative, but I got better as I got older. Now I’ve transitioned into using old fashioned outdated names. Again, no idea why, it’s just my thing. With hundreds of names that I somehow keep up with, I’ve accepted that my life will always consist of a loaded-down memory library of titles. So naturally, my house has to have a name, too.
As I’ve been working on design plans for our new home, I’ve been thinking a lot about a name for it. You already know the story of how my current house (and my blog) was named The New House and if you’ve been around here for a while, you also know about The Pinkpartment I lived in before I married Nigel. But I needed the name for our next house to be extra special. It’s our forever home. The last house I’ll ever name. So I did what anyone making a serious decision does. I did an Instagram poll.
After narrowing down the options and all the great votes and suggestions, I’ve finally settled on a name.
House On Gregg
Gregg Court is our new street, so a lot of my options included Gregg and Court. The house is on a golf course, so I also had some golf references that were solid contenders, and the house is gray on gray on gray, so there were some Gray alternatives as well. But in the end, House On Gregg sounds regal. Stately. Timeless.
So a huge thank you to all the IG peeps that voted, suggested, and told me some of my ideas were just plain ridiculous. And major props to Ashley from At Home With Ashley for crafting a blog post all about naming houses to serve as my inspiration point. She’s got some fantastic tips and I referenced all of them during my own naming process. That blog post (and her entire blog, really) is so helpful!
Does Your House Have A Name?
I’m so curious to know if you name your own house. Or if it came with a name when you bought it. Or maybe just verification that I’m not insane for naming each and every thing I come in contact with. Share your thoughts, stories, and unprofessional psychoanalysis below in the comments. I promise I won’t cry. Too much.
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