Several people have asked what the name of our soon to be second home will be. The answer is…
Mr. Math and I had discussed possible names but nothing felt right. Creekside? Bar S (the name of a family ranch)? There were several more we thought about but nothing stuck. We decided that whatever the name would be it had to come on its own and it has. The more we talked to folks about how we had this home placed in our path and how the path has been astounding to us the way that things have worked out, we used the word providence. We used it a lot. It just stuck.
It was three years before Star Hill got a name. My youngest, Baby Boy, decreed that our weekend home needed a name. I believe any place loved by the owners or visitors will be named.
My mom and dad are practical folk. They have owned two places over the years that they loved. He first they called The Farm. The second, The Property. They probably think I am silly worrying about the right name for our home, but we are not alone in naming our place and it is not a new idea.
I m sure you can think of others as well.
Ranches and Farms are almost always given a name as a way of branding their name. Their way of branding themselves comes from having a name to associate with their product be it produce or livestock. If you are a middle ager like me, I will bet you remember Southfork Ranch.
I even grew up with fictional ranches. Do you remember The Ponderosa from Bonaza?
There are websites dedicated to helping you name your farm or ranch.
If you want chance to be how your spot is named, use this generator.
We are also learning that we have to name our outbuildings for practicality. This is how a lot of our conversations go right now.
“Where is the ladder?”
“In the shed.”
“The back shed.”
“The back shed? Which shed are you calling the back shed?”
“You know, the one with tractor tire in front.”
“Why is that the back shed?”
“It just is.”
“That makes no sense. There are three back sheds depending which direction you go.”
“It makes sense to me.”
“What were we talking about before we started talking about this?”
“I have no idea.”
The buildings will be named. The ladders will be located.
I hope you enjoy our journey.