10,000 House Names and Their Meanings

10,000 House Names and Their Meanings

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A wealth of house names and the captivating history behind them There is something undeniably romantic about living in a house with a wonderful name. Pemberley, Manderlay, Brideshead, Tara, Graceland, Xanadu-all evocative house names from literature, film, and history. Before the advent of street numbers, house names were an essential form of identification. Today, no matter your house style-castle, cottage, and everything in between, or even something more urban-condo or co-op-you can add a certain touch, whether aristocratic or folksy, or inspired by nature, history, myth, film, or literature, by naming your home. Fairclough would suit if you live near a beautiful valley; Hartford if your home is by a stream where deer cross. And Hinchcliff is perfect for a house on a steep cliff (or an apartment on a high floor!). Jane Austen alone provides a wealth of glorious names including Norland Park, Combe Magna, Deleford, Netherfield, Longbourn, Barton (Park and Cottage), Rosings, and of course Pemberley, just to name a few. With 10,000 fabulous ideas for house names, along with their sources and meanings, and a guide to creating your own house name using the extensive list of prefixes and suffixes provided, 10,000 House Names and Their Meanings, gives the homeowner all the tools and inspiration needed to choose that perfect and personal house name.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585679682
  • 9781585679683