The Spelling of House Names

 

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 Vivian Cook

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The names of English houses often exploit the spelling system in novel ways.

Adenuf

Allaown

An-Y-Howe

Beare Farm

Belle Meade

Broad Oke

Bumble Bee Hall

Byatube

Byd-a-Wee

Clotherholme

Costaplenti

Debbanus

Dee Sevens

Dneirf

Dovecott

Dunbakin

Dunbowlin

Dunchattan

Dunroamin

Dunwistairs (a bungalow)

Emoh Ruo

Faerie Cottage

Forestgait

Holme Wood

Homeleigh

Homesteyne House

Hunny Pot Cottage

Hylda Court

Itlldo

Jo-An

Jochsanna

Jondor

Justinuff

Karelean

Kayandar

Kosy Kot

Kues

Kumincyde

Laurelsun

Leycester Cottage

Limpetts

Llamedos

Loosebeare Manor

Mayditte

Merrylee

Myob

Nygeane

Ourome

OwnTyme

Pamlyn

Pipits

Posie Cottage

Roblyn

Rosery

R'Place

Steflyn

Sunkist

Sunnymeade

Sylvan Dyke

The Cote

The Knut House

The Olde Stable

Thisldo

Thym House

Tran Cwlity

Turet Cottage

Tymperley

UpWyke House

Wi Wurrie

Tips for christening a house

1.

Try for an ironic phrase in alternative spelling: Ardgraft, Allaown, Kumincyde, Dunchattan

2.

Combine two first names: Jondor, Steflyn, Nygeane

3.

Use an antique-looking spelling: Faerie Cottage, Forestgait, Thym House, Sunnymeade

4.

Reverse the letters in a word: Dneirf, Emoh Ruo

5.

Respell an ordinary word: Merrylee, Hunny Pot Cottage, Beare Farm, The Knut House  or just say how nice it is Cosy Cottage

6.

If you don't want to bother with spelling, think of :
- a tree name The Larches 
- a foreign place Meiringen 
- an aspect of the house itself High Gables
-
the rural environment Badgers Green 
- the former function of the house The Old Rectory 
- your favourite imaginary place Rivendell 
-
a phrase in a foreign language La Dometa, Mon Repos 
-
flowers Bluebell Corner 
-
a famous fictional place Manderley, White Ladies
-
a famous battle Senlac
-
birds Heron's Ghyll
-
the climate Fen Breeze

For a detailed, non-spelling, account of house-names read: 
For examples of house-name signs visit: 
housenameplate.co.uk   yoursigns.com  thehousesignstudio   housenames4u.com