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Just for Fun! Help me Name My Farm :)

Posted by nostalgicfarm (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 11, 14 at 13:15

Its a cold snowy day here in Nebraska. I know this is nearly totally unrelatedto this forum, but you all are such creative folks :)
We are trying to name our acreage. There is a big hill that goes down to the creek and we have and will plant a bunch more trees. We plan to put a barn, fishing pond, orchard, garden, 4-wheelers, and DH likes messing with old tractors.
I really want a name that could be used for a blog or business if I want, so something catchy would be fun. More than that though air want something that just evokes images of a fun hangout place to raise kids. I like the idea of something that "sounds" like it would've come out of a kids storybook. Like Poohs 100 acre woods. A friend has the word Briar in their acreage name, and I love that type of word because it sounds interesting but sounds original and fun also. (As fun as a prickly thicket can be!)
I don't want to use the word farm or farms, but we like Hollow, Brook, and I kind of like Woods also.
I would love to hear what you all would name a fun, but enchanting place to name kids if you were naming a farm or writing a kids book!


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What about Willow Brook Woods?


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Also...if you would use farm in your title....

I would say Willow Brook Farm with the Enchanted Meadow and Magical Woods :)


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There's a farm in my area with a sign that says "Oleo Acres - One of the Cheaper Spreads".

Not what you're looking for, I don't think, but cute.

I like the word "Grove" to describe your place, but I can't think of a good adjective to go with it. Do you have a G name, perhaps?

What sort of tree is most abundant? Oak Grove, or Chokecherry Grove - that would appeal to me.


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LL- I do like Willow Brook Hollow.
I should say that I am hoping to stay away from something too descriptive though. I really want something that doesn't say "Oh you sell pumpkins" or "Oh you have a lot of Oak trees".
Ann-Hadnt thought about Grove. That does have a cute ring to it. I have thought about something with Berry, but again just want something different. There are a lot of fun names out there!


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What about Sunny Brook Farm? Right out of classic children's book (except I made it 3 words instead of 2)?

How much acreage do you have? We only have 97, so couldn't name ours "100 Acre Woods" though I was tempted. So we went with Briarwoods Farm (since we're off Briarwood Road, and the website for singular "Briarwood" was taken). And we do have lots of briars - or did until we had to start pulling the wild blackberries last year due to SWD,


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Ajs-lol-you know there is a farm names half a 100 acre farm?


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Upson Downs


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Gotta love double posts!

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Upson Downs was an estate in Auntie Mame! love it.

To reflect the terrain, the toys, and playing kids, "Rolling Round"? "Downhill Run"?

Perhaps a play on the family name, or combine parts of the kids' names.


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Upson Downs is a different name. I googled it because I have never heard of it. Apparently a horse place already has the name :)

Enjoying all your ideas! I can't wait for that right name to come! It will be fun to have something to call our place rather than land :)


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Slow Plow Hollow - referencing the old tractors with this one.


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it'll be hard to find one that's never been used

Toy Box Farm


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How about (pick most abundant tree type) Creek? I like getting the creek in the name. But you don't want tree name? If you put Berry in the name, people will expect you to sell berries ;-)

A place on the way to my parents' (10 miles from us) is named "It's Always Something Farm" - ain't that the truth?!

Another one is simply "Our Kids' Farm"

I went to school in DC, liked the name Foggy Bottom - if the creek is at the bottom of the hill and it's marshy there you could be Soggy Bottom LOL


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If you don't sell berries, you could be NotBerry Farm. Get it? Knots berry Farm?

Faraway Farm?

I was going to name our house Nuthaven, partly for the bumper crops of acorns we have, partly for the occupants, but Hubs vetoed it. Want it?


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Funny Farm :)

"Arguably the most important marketing decision that you will make is to come up with a name for your farm or ranch. The name of your business will set the tone for every future communication and will have to be written or printed on everything associated with your business. EVERYTHING. There is no getting around it. It is like naming a child: you can’t change it once you choose and you are going to have to say it and write it A LOT. I would suggest choosing a name that you like A LOT."

participle + animal + “farm” OR “ranch”

A few excellent farm names that can be generated via this system are, “Grinning Eagle Ranch” “Running Moose Farm” “Leaping Lizard Ranch” “Laughing Dove Farms” “Crawling Turtle Farm.”

See more here:
http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=12171


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I'm not good at this, but it sounds like fun.

No Bull Roaming Acres

Dandelion Weed, Barn and Tractor Sanctuary

Four Acre Inclination

Future Dreams and New Ambitions Ranch

Way Down Wander Branch

The Wandering Place

Breaking Ground


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Creekshire Hollow
Brookshire Woods


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I've always been fond of a Roger Welch book, Rusty Tractors and Busted Knuckles.


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Zep- You've hit the nail on the head! I want a name that I just absolutely LOVE! I know the feeling that I want the name to evoke, and its just a matter of finding it! I have thought about this for many years but am anxious to decide on a name now that we are here! It IS very much like naming my 3 children! I would envision having a business with this name, even if it is just a blog. I will check out that website. I have looked at a lot of farm names over time, and done many Google searches! Fun names BTW, especially for a place to raise kiddos ;)
Adella*Fun names! Keep them coming! Gotta be something fun to do in February, right?


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If you're looking for a name that sounds like it came out of a children's book, may I suggest that you take a look at "A Dictionary of British Place Names" by A.D. Mills. Lots of children's authors have used real British place names in their children's books and others have simply slightly altered real place names.

Keep in mind that place names found in the British Isles include names derived from English, Scottish, Irish, and Welch words and you'll realize what a treasure trove of names there are. Just some examples: Womenswold, Moneygall, Castlecat, Knocknagashel, Ravenstonedale, Great Tilly Whim, Pennycomequick, Findlater, Great Snoring, Owenkillew, Owenmore, Chew Magna, Borrowdale

You can scan thru all the place names in the book 100 at a time by going to the link below. (there are some 17,000). You can also search for names related to a specific word but be aware that the search will pull up not only names that include the specific word but also place names whose translated meanings include the word searched on. Perhaps you'll find the perfect place name. Or maybe something will sound almost right and you can alter it a bit to suit your fancy.

Here is a link that might be useful: A Dictionary of British Place Names


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Maybe you've already got your name....

Nostalgic Farm

...where memories are grown.


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Wet Snake Hollow


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There is a local place that is very popular with a pretty simple name that I like:
Apple Barn.
They write the word orchard in smaller font.
What about the word meadows? .

My suggestions:
Apple Barn
Mill Creek Barn

Do not forget the logo that will go with the name. You can get the point across faster with it.


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Bevangel- That looks exactly like the "baby" Name book I need! I will check it out online, but may purchase the book too as it would be fun to leaf through the pages! Thank you very much for the suggestion as I have never hears of this book before and not sure I would have found it without your recommendation :)

Oicu-thanks! I picked my name a long time ago, after we bought our other small acreage. It was the best name I could come up with, but has just never been right!

Muggleton- cute! Hopefully the wet snakes stay hidden somewhat ;)


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I always wanted to name our farm "Plenty" or "Pleasant Places" which have very spiritual meanings for me.


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Shady Grove

Here is a link that might be useful: Shady Grove (Song) - Wikipedia


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Bevangel, I have to get that book, Britain has some great place names. My favorite is Giggleswick!


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One of my favorite books is Watership Down and the farm featured in it is Nuthanger Farm. How about that?


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Green Gables Grove
Apple Dumpling Downs
Land of Nodding Hill
Mud Pie Creek


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Kneverland Knoll....lol....ok , getting back to work.


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Tumbling Downs
Jumping Frog Springs
Crackerjack Creek

oh yeah . . . work


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Nebraska--hmmm.

How about something simple like Breezy Acres or Breezy Hill Farm or Breezy Meadow?


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You guys are all so much fun! I am really enjoying all the ideas, especially in this cold! If anyone comes up with one I end up using, I'll have to send you a candy basket :)


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Mom2sulu- I love that book! One of my very favorites :)

What about Briar Berry Downs? Or Berry Brook Meadow?


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I've got one for you.

You're in Nebraska...and, while I've never visited Nebraska, Google says you're the 8th least populated state in the union which, as far as I can tell, seems to suggest that EVERYWHERE in Nebraska is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. So, I took the phrase "far from everywhere" to Google's on line translation page and started looking to see what the phrase would translate to in other languages. When I tried Welch, it kicked out what I think might very well be a winner.

According to Google's online translator, the Welch for "far from everywhere" is "bell o bob man." Wow! I immediately thought how about Bell-O-Bob-Man Farms or Bell O BobMan Acres or Bellobobman Ranch?

Bell-O-Bob-Man (however you choose to write it) certainly sounds storybookish! And the four syllables are light and lively and trip easily off the tongue. Also, to me at least, they seem to suggest some sort of half-remembered child's game on the order of Duck Duck Goose or Red Rover Red Rover or maybe some childhood mythical figure (the Bellobob Man) who appears to children to lead them in song and dance on full moon nights but a figure that adults can't see. LOL! I mean the phrase just somehow seems familiar as soon as I say even though I KNOW that it is not.

Also, if you ever decide to use Bell-O-Bob-Man (however you choose to write it) for a business name/trademark, it has the advantage of being 1) totally unique, 2) memorable, 3) easy to spell, 4) alliterative and 5) non-descriptive (which, from a legal point of view, means you get a much stronger trademark.

Anyway, I thought I'd toss it out there.

p.s. I meant NO offense to anyone from Nebraska in saying "everywhere in Nebraska is in the middle of nowhere." I was just looking for a starting point to create a name.


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Mother always wanted to name her place pond view as there were ponds viewed from almost every window. She also called it little nutmeg as the pond on the property was shaped like the state of CT. The area that we are in is called blanket meadow which I always thought was a pretty name.

Does your creek have a name? What kinds of trees will you plant? Something like Cottonwood Hill would be nice.

Of course, there's always the "dew drop inn" or as the car talk guys say, "the horse you rode inn"

Will you be planting herbs? How about Good Thyme Farm?

GF's family always called her father Head as he was the head of the family and the pun on the navy term, so naturally they all lived on head acres....


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Neighbors put together their first initials and that of their last name and came up with Blythewood for their home.


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LL- I do like Briar Berry :). I just cant beleive settling on a name is so hard...but I guess I did settle on a name for my kids....how do people not know what they are having and wait till the hospital to pick a name? I tjink I make thibgs so hard sometimes!
Bevangel-lol, no that is creative! I can't believe NE would be the 8th least populated state...there are a lot of really small states! And what about Wymonig? I thought there was only one family every 3000 acres there! Maybe its because they don't count illegal immigrants? Haha! Anyway, I'm 15 minutes away from Omaha and 40 min from Lincoln. So I font really feel far from anything :). The name is super fun and original though!
Annie-Those are some sweet names :). I don't want to name after a particular tree as I am ordering 50 each of 20 varieties of trees and 50 each of 20 varieties bushes (for this spring forestry planting...haha!). That doesn't count the apple, plum, peach, nectarine, etc I hope to plant! And I would hope to have about every berry bush at the end of 10 years :). I think I could get by with naming the place Aholelottawork! But that doesn't ring sweet visions of a calm relaxing time does it?


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"Happy Endings"
"Sweet Thymes"
Are you Danish? "Husker du" means "do you remember" in Danish. Get it? (Corn)husker? So, "Husker Dunes" (only it's pronounced Hoosker)
"Bent Fork"(there's a tiny bakery by that name near me, but your creek may have a bend or a fork in it)


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Oh, a candy business? "Sweet Thyme", "Happy Endings" . Theres a tiny bakery near me named Bent Fork, sounds like a creek, too?


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Briar Brook Cottage?


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Bramble Fairy Forest...okay, I thought this was cute, because it sounds like Bramble Berry. LOL

Time for dinner and then some sleep! :)


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Storytree Grove


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Whistle Woods


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We named our place Full Moon Farm, primarily because the people who live there are lunatics (having invested a completely outrageous amount of time and money in the property).


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Since you plan on planting so many fruit trees, what about Orchard Creek?


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Bp-no candy business here :). Funny you used husker...cause NE football are the huskers! Lots of husker businesses around here...I like the meaning though :)
LL-okay...love the bramble berry name :) not sure about dh. Actually my kiddos watch Strawberry Shortcake, so I have been singing the theme song in my head all morning now since I saw your post!
Nightowl-that makes me think of owls tree in Winnie the pooh since he always tells stories
Rwiefand- yeah, ours will be a full moon farm by the time we are out of money and energy!
Claire-that is a cute name
Ajs- I like that too :)


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What a great idea! I like how the name describes the house in Green Gables from the Anne books. My grandparents had a farm in Georgia they called Meadow Gem, which I loved. Naming anything makes it special! Makes me want to think of something better than "Tornado Rebuild" for ours! :)


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Iwillnotfear-what a cute name your grandparents had! You could name yourpplace "something" Gem. Maybe even a Wizard of Oz character? Lion's Gem would be cute because it sounds kind of like Lion's Den.


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Enchanted Emerald Forest? Too Oz?


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There was a nice inn in VT where the fellow always wanted to run an inn and finally got to do it. He called it the Inn at Long Last.


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Wild Kingdom, to honor "Mutual of Omaha's" TV show in the he 60s with Marlin Perkins.

And yes, I was thinking of the 'Huskers with Husker du.


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Windswept?
You must have wonderful night skies, something like Starry Skies?


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Oh, I like Windswept...that's nice! Windswept Hollow maybe?


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Sounds pretty, but I don't think a hollow can be windswept? Hubs used to live on Breezy Lawn, I always liked that name. We also made fun of the town he was in, Spring Grove, and nicknamed it Grovely Springs :)

Hey, nostalgic, what kind of wildlife do you see around there? Ptarmigans, foxes, bobwhites, katydids, deer?


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There is a road in my town, the name of which everyone loves: Popple Bottom Rd.

How about Popple Bottom Hollow/Grove/Brook?


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Another good word is "Knoll".

"Nutmeg Knoll"

I love the word "nutmeg"

"Apple Pie A-la-bode"

"Furry Tail Farm" (Fairytale Farm)


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Wistful Acres
Nodding Hill Acres
Cobblestone Cottage
Willowbrook Lodge
Middleton Manor


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Wind n The Woods
~or
Creek Wood


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Willowood
Willowdale


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NE state insect is the honeybee, which is a great word.

"Honeybee Hive"

"Honeybee Hollow"

"Honeybee Mine" (appropriate suggestion on Valentine's Day!)

"Honeybee Colony"

"Honeybee Haven"


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"Headin' Back Acres" (get it?)


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Looking into the history of your land might give you some ideas. Here's some names:

Wise Owl Overlook
Stuffed Bunny's Retreat
Great Goose Rest Stop


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What fun ideas! I have to say that our old place was the windiest place on our mailman's route-so glad this place is barely ever windy, and then it is just a breeze :)
I like furry tail, honeybee, and wise owl....how fun!

Bp-We get deer, raccoons, turkey, pheasants, and I guess there have been some bobcats :). DH wants to plant prairie grass and do everything possible to attract wildlife. I want to raise mini cattle, every edible fruit tree/bush and have an organic heirloom garden. I had chickens and would like them again. I would maybe someday like a greenhouse business, but see this land as our multi-hobby farm :). I think that is why I hate to be too specific in my name :).


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What fun ideas! I have to say that our old place was the windiest place on our mailman's route-so glad this place is barely ever windy, and then it is just a breeze :)
I like furry tail, honeybee, and wise owl....how fun!

Bp-We get deer, raccoons, turkey, pheasants, and I guess there have been some bobcats :). DH wants to plant prairie grass and do everything possible to attract wildlife. I want to raise mini cattle, every edible fruit tree/bush and have an organic heirloom garden. I had chickens and would like them again. I would maybe someday like a greenhouse business, but see this land as our multi-hobby farm :). I think that is why I hate to be too specific in my name :).


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Your plans sound idyllic: something with Eden in it? Eden Hollow, Edendale, etc. Or borrow and build on the name of your wonderful Omaha zoo and create Doorlydale (I really like that zoo, the aquarium is cool)


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I like some of the more unusual names for 'farm', such as 'croft'. Willowcroft?

I don't know if you posted your heritage- ours is Swedish, so farm= gard.

We may use the fact that our area was known for moonshine activity. There is even evidence of it on our property! We are thinking of Bootleg Hill Farm.

The house is taking a long time, as I am building it singlehandedly, so it will be called Timely Manor.


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Bp-We get deer, raccoons, turkey, pheasants, and I guess there have been some bobcats :).

Pheasant Plucker Farm


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Say "Pheasant Plucker" ten times fast and see if that doesn't give the farm a rather colorful name! Or, another way, just switch the "h" and the "l" around. Nostalgic Farm will get a rep!

Mushcreek: Lol@"Timely Manor". Bootleg Hill Farm. Also, Still Hill Farm. Hooch Hill Farm.

Nostalgic Farm: "Dream Acres" (Dream Makers). Or some version thereof: Enchanted Dream Acres...


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...see this land as our multi-hobby farm...

Perfect! Call it Hobbyhill Farm or just Hobby Hill or Hobby Hill Creek or Hobby Hill Brook or Hobby Brook Hill...


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How about Fable Farm or Fairy Tale something; Fairy Tale Forrest, Farm, Acres, Grove ect. Another one that's all inclusive would be Storybook Farm, Grove ect.


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Whip or Whirl Manse


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My family property is called Sunnynook Estate, named after the little prairie town my Grandma grew up in.


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Going with the idea of a small population in the state but a family living there -- Alone Together Farm?

Because your husband likes tractors -- Dear John Farm?

This is fun. I followed the link to this thread.


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Woode Wyns

It'll Do Farm

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I love the word "prairie," plus it fits. It also looks good written, if that makes any sense.

I wouldn't go too alliterative or "punny" although those are fun to play with. Imagine it on a logo. Imagine saying it on the phone.

Also, I find a lot of the three-name options sound too much like generic American subdivision names, and your place will be so much more interesting and diverse than that!

Good luck! You'll know it when you see it.


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Since you have so many plans and dreams, maybe something like Dreamy Acres or Dreamland Woods? or Hopes and Dreams Hollow (Hopes n Dreams Hollow). But you don't want it to sound like your hopes and dreams are hollow (not coming to fruition). OMG, I just looked at this definition ! (warning, if I ever name my place I may use this word, but I will only be in the south, north too cold for me): Fruition:
fru·i·tion
noun
1.
the point at which a plan or project is realized.
"the plans have come to fruition sooner than expected"
fulfillment, realization, actualization, materialization, achievement, attainment, accomplishment, resolution; More
2.
literary
the state or action of producing fruit.


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Wow! I am just in awe of the number of responses! I love that there is somebody following this thread!
I keep rereading all the suggestions. They are all wonder full. I think I am still waiting for that perfect name. I really want something that evokes visions of little storybook creatures playing :). Without saying Storybook Critter Hollow. I feel like I am so close....
Before I started this thread, we were stuck on Honey Brook Hollow. I do like it and think it sounds play full. I'm just not sure that it is the right name!
Thank you all for all your ideas. Having a community come IP with such great ideas to what I thought was an off-topic subject is so awesome!


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There was a book about an estate called "Fablehaven".


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