House Purchase

Tomorrow, Jen and I close on a new home – this home needs a name.

We’ve been toying with naming our final destination “The Keep” as a reference to both long-term possession and the strongest portion of a castle; built to protect. But… this house doesn’t quite feel like a Keep.

The new house is positioned on a very localized hill. It resides about 30 feet above all adjacent houses and, also unique amongst the neighbors, ours stands above the recorded 500yr flood record (though I question the source of such data).

As the house is expected to survive any flood, we were thinking of referencing Noah’s Ark. Conveniently, Ark is also defined as a repository for sacred items (i.e. Ark of the Covenant). We tried to identify the items most sacred to us and came up with one potential name:

The Ark of the Oven-Mitt.


Not bad.

5 thoughts on “House Purchase

  • 4/2/2014 at 10:09 pm

    Pond’s Edge is really pretty! And appropriate!

    Piefall is a not only a cute reference but also, since the plot is kind of pie shaped and the land slopes, a good description!

    It could also be The Knoll.

  • 4/3/2014 at 8:11 am

    Thanks MomD! Plus it will look good on a granite slab in the front yard. You could even mount a sculpture of an ocelot on top of it.

  • 4/11/2014 at 2:00 pm

    I think you should live there a while first before naming it!


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