i love it when people name their homes, it makes me feel warm and comfortable and offers a bit of intrigue into why the name exists. my earliest memory of house naming has to be of my brother in laws parents home. they have YAWNOC adorning the outside of their family home (well the only home i have ever known them to have) and i remember Vincent revealing the meaning...it is their last name CONWAY spelt backwards! how simple is that?
then when i met my now husband their home had the sign ARUNDEL HILLS hanging on the outside wall. mister moo says it is the family name of his fathers aunty who was much loved by all of the family and mick still talks fondly of them now.
my very good friends who live locally here in shorncliffe have named their family home LA PASIBLE which is loosely translated as the PEACEFUL PLACE and it really is!
then blog pal Kris from tag along teddies often refers to her house as MEARE'S MADHOUSE and if she doesn't have a sign saying this on her house she sure should get one.
the last house name i have come across is SOGGIBOTTOM which from my understanding comes from the fact that they live at the bottom of a flood way...(correct me if i am wrong Michelle) isn't that a cool name for a place?
anyhow it got me thinking (once again cause i have thought of it before) of what we should name our place. THE COOP has come to mind before, but yesterday as we were watching the girls play in the park and i was talking to my mister about naming our house and THE name came to us.
for the longest time mick and i have felt like we are on the Truman show (Jim carrey classic), like our every move is being watched. everything we do seems to be replicated in the papers or on the news, involving other more famous people of course. if we like something it becomes popular, if we talk about something it becomes popular...it is hard to describe but the most recent situation involves those little teacup cookies i made. now by no means are they my idea but i replicated them to share at lindas tea party, then wouldn't you know it they were featured on last weeks better homes and gardens episode.
so in honour of how we feel about our little life here in Del Rio street we are going to name our house TRUMAN MANOR/PLACE/COTTAGE? haven't yet decided :)
there you have it...i would be so curious to know if you have a name for your home??
have a great week