NEED help coming up with a catchy name for a small farm/ homestead

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by dani3072, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. dani3072

    dani3072 Hatching

    Feb 28, 2015
    We have 4 kids from small to teens, 16 chickens, 2 goats, 2 horses, 2 guardian livestock dogs and wanting to come up with a catchy name. My husband is from a small town by Jackson WY but we live in OR now. He was thinking of naming it after one of the rivers there that is thought by the native americans to hold powers. I on the other hand, think since that river is only in WYO area, it would be confusing. HELP.. Our horses are named after their personalities, our GLD have one Alaskan name and one typical name. Our kids all have unusual names so I am looking at something out of the ordinary.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Sounds like you have a Manasery (of a) Farm :)
  3. BBrady

    BBrady In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2015
    South Central Missouri
    I have the same issue picking a name. I want Ranch or Farm in the name, hubby wants Acres in the name to imply a more general multipurpose property. Not to mention what the first part of the name would be... We chose our kids names from literature. How did you pick your kids names? What is a name that is meaningful to you, or an idea that you represent, or a family value?
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015
  4. 258 Pots

    258 Pots Hatching

    Oct 12, 2014
    New Plymouth IDAHO
    When I was thinking of a name I want something that had some history and reality to it. One of the more unusual features of the property where 258 one gallon (some 5 quart ice cream pails) planted pots where left out in the fields and the plants inside where dead. I haven't even collected them yet... Anyways the old man who ran out of time just never got them planted, so in the spirit of history and never quitting I named the place "258 Pots" Just 258 Pots, kinda has a bit of mystery to it, and a bit of history...

    and we are on google maps...
  5. Luddite

    Luddite In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2015
    South Wales, UK
    I'm having a similar difficulty with a name. My property is more of a very large garden and house on the side of a mountain than an actual homestead. I'm in Wales, UK and the village is called Cwmcelyn whch means Valley of Holly - there is a LOT of holly around here. I want to call it something in Welsh, but as I can't speak the language (yet?) but also (being English) I don't want to come across as pretentious or patronsing.

    The name that's favourite at the moment is Hafan (means 'haven').
  6. waddles99

    waddles99 Songster

    Jun 22, 2013
    Tiny hoof farm, for the goats :)
  7. Bryant Redhawk

    Bryant Redhawk Songster

    May 11, 2015
    Vilonia, AR. USA
    Hau Kola, (hello friend) since you live in lands of the Lakota, why not do as we would for naming.

    Take a look around your place with open eyes, be aware of the wonders that occur there and use something from the observations to come up with the name for your land.

    This is an example of what I mean. When wolf and I first found our land we noticed a large old oak tree that was dead, Turkey vultures would land on it throughout each day, taking rest upon the dead branches before taking off to soar again as they searched for carrion to eat. We named our homestead Heca Asnikiye or in English Buzzard's Roost, it was the logical name for our homestead since the prominent dead oak was a preferred roosting place for buzzards and hawks.

    In our traditions, this is a proper naming of our homestead.
  8. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Crowing

    Nov 10, 2010
    I want to name our place "A-Spare-Grass Ranch" as I have been told time and time again that our place is the best wild asparagus land in the area. I have picked just over 4 pounds of asparagus from the road ditch and fence lines here in the last week. And that is competing with the locals that are out there at 6 am picking out of the ditches.

    I don't think the river name would be confusing, most people would probably not recognize that it is a river in Wyoming and if they did it would spark a conversation of the name origin. If you like the name, go ahead on use it. If native American language is important, there are many places online that you can find Native American translators.

    The facts that you state are things that will change - kids grow up and move out, animals will come and go - maybe you could find something more permanent about the place to refer to. But, be careful, I had a friend name her place The Old Elm for a large elm tree at the driveway entrance, then four months after putting up the big, beautiful, handmade wooden engraved sign, the tree blew over during a spring storm and they now all they have are sugar maples lining the driveway ...
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