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A-two



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:29 pm    Post subject: Can anyone think of a name for our house? Reply with quote

The time has come to name our house. Up till now, we have been known simply as "The Southold Beach House". This is very boring and has to change. For many months, my mind has been completely blank.

We have a management company called Property Angels which is also the main domain name, but I now need something for the house itself. B&B's around here have names like Harvest Inn, Harbor Front Inn, Quintissentials, Soundview and so on. The wineries are Peconic Bay, Osprey Dominion, Duck Walk, Borghese, The Old Field and so on. Everyone has a name except us!

I am also drawing a blank on trying to think of something to offer in return to the person whose suggestion we use, so I'll get back to you on that! (But all thoughts are much appreciated in the meantime).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk or even North Fork (Miss Ellie or Sue Ellen)...any good? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tansy,
The problem with Northfork is that it's the name of the area and much like using the town name, it's too generic. Thanks for the suggestion anyway, but I'm looking for something more unique. I guess what I'm asking is, have you come across any great beach house names, perhaps regardless of location?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joanna - the property is just wonderful.

Two suggestions to be going on with: Southold Sands; Southold Waters. I thought that these had an upmarket ring to them, but perhaps these are already spoken for? I suspect you're not looking for something like Emoh Ruo, Villa Joanna or Bideawee, and ideally need a name that speaks of the house, its setting or area. It also needs to stick in the mind of the visitor.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,any unusual birds/wildlife? Maybe something in the " Osprey House" mould?? Maybe with variants on the word "house "too,depending on your market? Possibly villa?Just a few ideas to bounce off Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been letting this question stew overnight, and I haven't come up with anything specific yet, but I think it should capitalize on at least one of a few things:

a) "Goose Creek" which is nearby
b) the vineyards that surround you
c) You have your own peninsula (?!) and private beach!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Beach House - to me simple and sound quite grand - like you are the only house on the beach.

Any Native Indian connections from the past round there?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fraise,
We had an Osprey nest, but it fell down! We do have horseshoe crabs and "Horseshoe Point" is an option, but they are prehistoric creatures and quite scary looking, although completely harmless. Maybe that doesn't matter?

Tansy,
the American Indians are alive and well here, not of the past, but the present. The Shinnecock tribe have their own 'nation' about 30 minutes away in Southampton. As well, many village names are derived from Indian tribes/words - Cutchogue, Aquebogue, Quogue, Sagaponack - how to pronounce these words could be the next quiz! What were you thinking? We have a riding stables here called "Dreamcatcher", which I like.

'The Beach House'....don't think that's going to do it...we built a name as 'The Southold Beach House' over the last 3 years, and it's quite well known as that, but over this summer, a couple of new houses have appeared on the rental scene that have copied chunks of my key phrases, description, and now my heading "Southold Beach House". Shocked

So now when I go to one of the listing sites and see "Southold Beach House', it's not necessarily my house and that's not good, hence I need a new name that will be hard to copy, even if it's only 'Joanna's Beach House" (but aiming for something more imaginative).

The house is actually on Goose Creek, but the word creek evokes muddy, stagnant water to me, which couldn't be further from the truth, but that's why I'm not keen on it.

Thanks for the ideas, please keep mulling....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say keep it simple.

White Sands
White Sands Point
White Sands House

etc

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauty Point?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagles's nest??
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"the word creek evokes muddy, stagnant water "
I agree, Joanna.
"Goose Haven"?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Alexia's Goose Haven but also Horseshoe Point cos you could expand on the crabs- their pre-history etc!!Maybe good for any environmentalists,people interested in nature etc as well as "ordinary" folk (ohhhhh, I'm going all george Bush folksy!!! Embarassed ). Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see your house still has the same name, so....

Now, isn't the Delaware bay also rich in horseshoe crabs? I have seen a zillion that go there to die...

You could call the house the Crabware house (from Delaware and the crab) or the Crab Walk, or Crab Toe Manor, or the Crabhold Beach House, or the Crab Playground, or the Cozy Crab, the Zesty Crab, Sunburnt Crab, (leaving crabs), The Seagull Dive, A Home with a View, Riverbank Gazebo, Water Lullaby, the Hermit Crab's Nest (crabs again, think they're cute...), the Ocean Chime, the Sea Dream Catcher, the White Whale, Melville's House, Our House, Shore Line Inn, Dali's Port Ligat, Home of Gradiva, Argento Vivo Inn, Venus Shell Inn, The American Renaissance, ....stop me please!

Hope some good idea will come up from the brainstorming session above...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

giofed wrote:
Now, isn't the Delaware bay also rich in horseshoe crabs? I have seen a zillion that go there to die.


I have no idea, ours are in New York and very much alive and thriving!!!! We stood our ground on the house name, and named our beach, at the point of the peninsular, Horseshoe Point. A year later, the original problem has evaporated, but thanks for the brainstorming, lots more to think about and always good to hear fresh ideas. Smile
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