Last night I was reading Anne of Ingleside, and dreamy Anne was talking about how she chose to name her home "Ingleside." Then on our drive home from Redbox tonight, Mike said, "Here we are at the little blue house," and it struck me, we must name our house!
Naming your home is horribly pretentious, but I like pretension. All of my heroines lived in named homes, like Thornfield or Netherfield. Of course, those were grand English manors, and I live in a cookie-cutter suburbanite home with neighbors 7 feet away in all directions. But wouldn't this world be a sad place to live in if only rich British cats had named homes? And most of all, I feel that Liz, if no one else, would approve.
So now, please help me to name my home. I have no idea where to start, but let's brainstorm. Mike's first suggestion is, "Netherparts." Hmm...Let's keep trying.
Here are some features of our area to keep in mind while you suggest names:
- We have a lot of fox, deer, bunnies, and some black bear and mountain lions.
- We have approximately one billion magpies.
- For trees/bushes, we have scrub oaks, mountain mahogany, aspens, ponderosa pines, junipers, evergreens, firs, and some crab apples.
- For bushes, our neighbors have lilacs, and I want to plant dozens of lilac bushes.
- We don't have any water features, other than a rocky ditch thingy.
- For flowers, there are lots of wildflowers in the forest up the hill from us--wild iris, daisies, columbine, lupine, Indian paintbrush, and many yuccas.
- We live at the foot of a red rock quarry, nuzzled at the base of a mountain and forest.
- Our house is blue.
- We live close to Ute Valley Park.
- This area used to be a sanitarium for TB patients. (So maybe, like, "Consumption Glen.")
- We live on "Hanovertown Dr." (So Bryan suggests, Hangovertown.)
OK, now help! If I pick your idea, I'll give you something incredible.