After the glorious comment thread on the original Name that Cottage post, here are the 11 happiest names:
“My Freedom” in Irish; pronounced mo seer-sha; Suggested by Pat
Inspired by Kent McManigal’s suggestion, Dripping Leaves
Casa Solana (or just Solana)
“Sunny spot” or “sun room” in Spanish; From Seibert
Suggested by Vince
Beth’s modification of Chris’ suggestion
Inspired by Lady Locust’s suggestions
Chrysalis (or Chrysalis Cottage)
Suggested by capn
A late entry from TJ Madison
Both from my original list. Adnamira means “flowing water” in an Australian aboriginal tongue (so the Internet tells me) and in Ireland a carraig is a giant, unyielding boulder.
Now the big question is how to choose. Names in a hat? List under my pillow until I dream the right one? Poll the neighbors? See which one tastes best to Ava? I’ll gladly take your input; it’s already been both invaluable and fun to receive. But the right name will ultimately come from within. Or be suggested by the house itself at some odd moment.
Some names there I find beautiful, but am not sure they’d trip naturally off my tongue. The one I can most hear myself speaking is “Dripping Cedars” because it’s a little wry, unpretentious, and so very true. The place is flanked by cedars. They drip. But I like the poetry of other names.
Ohhh, this is going to be tough!
BTW, though, it’s interesting how many suggestions had something to do with sunshine. Because aside from the yellowness of the house (it’s actually khaki, but let’s not get technical), you didn’t know about this: