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Old 06-15-2019, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Our current house came with a name and a bronze plaque. I’d rather not mention the name.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:35 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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A lot of the houses around here are named and dated with a plaque on the front because they are so old. "The 1682 Macy House" The 1702 Sargeant House"--I love old houses but never lived in one. I know, that's not really old compared to the rest of the world, but for this country, it's old.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Our first house in Mexico in 2008 was a total rehab and it had no name. We named it Casa de Jubilacion Anticipada. The house we bought here in 2017 was already named Casa Serendipity. We thought of changing it, but it's been here a long time and many locals know it by its name.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I owned a house in Scotland for a few years, it has a name. If you rode a taxi you asked them to take you to the house by it's name.

Where I live today, when you sell any garden produce everyone wants to know the name of your farm. So we had to name our farm.

If you stop at any roadside Farmer's Market each vendor will have a sign displaying the name of his farm. Required by state law.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Our vacation rental cabin has a name, the management companies use the names to track them and advertise them online. Ours is "Serenity Now". Some people here may get the reference.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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Yes, in southern Europe...Christian saints, the original owner's name, and a few just pretty descriptive names. And in Ireland named houses were not unusual.

I even know a restaurant property that has a name, and successive owners have kept it - maybe because it is extremely unusual and intriguing...though a former owner told me that the original owner insisted on this as part of the sale contract.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Ever lived in a "named" house?

When I tell people here where I live they usually say "you live in that dump"? So yes, it's called "The Dump."


I might put a plaque up.
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Our vacation rental cabin has a name, the management companies use the names to track them and advertise them online. Ours is "Serenity Now". Some people here may get the reference.
Too funny! That's also what we named our house. We live here full time - don't rent it out. We have a plaque out front that says "Serenity Now." We did it for the same Seinfeld show reference.

Where we live, a small beach town, almost everyone lives in a house with a name. Most of them are beach references, or vacation references, etc. My cardiologist lives in the next town south of here and named his house "Heart's Desire." I thought that was a perfect name for a cardiologist's house.

My college roommate has an oceanfront vacation home in the OBX. She has 2 boys, who when they were younger, were very obsessed with pirates. They named their beach house "Pira Sea" (piracy) I think that's pretty clever.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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When we bought our cabin it was named Mystic Mountain. It's not on a mountain, so we thought that was lame. We enjoyed how peaceful and serene it was, even though just a couple miles to the tourist mecca nearby.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:57 AM
 
Location: La Jolla
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My husband's family home in Bermuda has a name as do most houses there.
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