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  • Deciding on a farm name?

    How did you decide on your farm name?

    We don't really have any distinguishing landscape features (old oaks farm), no common last name (smith ranch), no business with the horses (akele teke acres). We do have a number of other species, and plan to eventually try our hand at breeding, but don't want to pigeon hole ourselves into naming after a certain animal. The only particularly defining feature is that the house was built in 1890.

    We have only come up with two names so far:

    "In Theory Farm", because when we were buying the farm, everything was so tenuous. Everything was "can we do this?" or "will this happen?", "...in theory". Now that we have the farm bought and built, it seems a little outdated and negative (though it was meant to be funny).

    The other is a combination of our names (Rachel and Lindsey) as "Raelyn Farm". We like the more vague name, that could cover either the farm or any of the animals, but we're worried about the sound of it since we live in the south. While it's attractive on paper, out loud, it comes out as railin' (aka, porch railing).

    Thoughts on these names, or ideas on how to come up with another?

  • #2
    We gave up long ago, but we've only been here for 31 years. Everyone just calls it "Tom and Pam's".


    • #3
      My street is Hogback Road.... and my farm is flat by the road but then much of it slopes down to a creek and then back up. So I named it Hogback Hill Farm. Hogback is geographical term for a type of ridge.
      2016 RRP Makeover Competitor www.EnviousBid.com


      • #4
        Apparently our place got nicked named the "John Deere" house for the horrid colour someone painted it... (thankfully it has not been muted, apparently they don't make vinyl siding in banana yellow...)

        We're having the same discussion No ideas yet!
        "For some people it's not enough to just be a horse's bum, you have to be sea biscuit's bum" -anon.
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        • #5
          Ours is 14 Mile Farm. It's 14 miles from our old I-5 exit to our new one and some previous owner left an old Forest Service "14 mi" sign nailed up in the garage.


          • #6
            Whatever you come up with, Google it first.
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            "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


            • #7
              Take a couple scifi geeks who adore Joss Whedon and his short lived but fantastic tv show, "Firefly"... add farm and you get....

              Serenity Valley Farm
              "Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. It's the Hard that makes it great."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TheJenners View Post
                Whatever you come up with, Google it first.
                "For some people it's not enough to just be a horse's bum, you have to be sea biscuit's bum" -anon.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tle View Post
                  Take a couple scifi geeks who adore Joss Whedon and his short lived but fantastic tv show, "Firefly"... add farm and you get....

                  Serenity Valley Farm
                  I thoroughly approve of this!!
                  Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? - The horse. (R.Duncan)


                  • #10
                    I named my farm after a wonderful horse I had as teenager. I lost him to EPM my sr year of high school ( he was only 9 and doing really well at prelim). I always wanted to have a place of my own and I always pictured him enjoying retirement in my backyard. So even though he is no longer with me he is still part of my dream.

                    Rain's Field Farm


                    • #11
                      How about just Lynrae Farm? (Unless Racheal has some HORRIBLE aversion to her name being last?!)


                      • #12
                        I named after the horse that I bought it for so I had a place to bury him. His registered name (TB) was Martin's Dream so I named it Martinsfield Farm. After all the fields were for him.

                        I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by juby2be View Post
                          How about just Lynrae Farm? (Unless Racheal has some HORRIBLE aversion to her name being last?!)
                          i thought of this as well. Also wonder the road name your farm is on. It is always helpful to those looking for your farm.


                          • #14
                            My farm and now my kennel prefix is Kryswyn or to give it it's original spelling Kriswen. Yeah, short for Kristina and Wendy. Kris came up with the name (when she was 12) and really to humor her I suggested we use y's so it looked less like our names and looked more Welsh, since we were going to breed Welsh ponies. When my original farm name got shot down (turned out the 'hawks' I was seeing overhead were buzzards I thought 'Buzzard' Anything was a terrible name for a pony farm, so Kryswyn it became!

                            I like they way Raelyn sounds (up north ) and I think you could get people to pronounce it properly with the judicious use of a hypen: Rae-Lyn. Of course if you use the last parts of your names, you get Chelsey

                            Other wise here are some other suggestions:

                            How big is your farm? 10 Acre Farm (or whatever it is)
                            Small? Postage Stamp Farm
                            Big? Holelatta Farm
                            Position? Northfield Farm, Southern Road Farm, Westwind Farm, GoEast Farm
                            Too Much Farm
                            Flowers on the property or state flower: Climbing Rose Farm, Tea Rose Farm, Dogwood Farm.
                            Topography: Pancake Farm, Pond View, Creekside.

                            Have fun. Be sure to let us know what you picked!
                            ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
                            Check out my Kryswyn JRTs on Facebook

                            "Life is merrier with a terrier!"


                            • #15
                              Struggling with this too. Our current little farmette is nameless but we are building a new barn and arena on 100 acres of beautiful prairie farm land.

                              It is on Briercliff Road and Briercliff Farm sounds nice but very close in name to a nearby farm.

                              I liked Blue Sky Farm for a time (since that is a prevalent feature...big open blue prairie sky) but I breed horses and if give them a suffix...."B.S" doesn't quite work for that...

                              There are about a million dragonflies hovering over at the moment...thought about "Dragonfly Farm" but that is ever so slightly.. airy fairy.

                              I really want to reference the region which is classic prairie farm land. Perhaps "Helluvalotofwork Farm" would be appropriate?


                              • #16
                                ours came from two of the areas we grew up in.. Greenwich Point Farms


                                • #17
                                  Ours will be Gypsy Moon Farm.

                                  My first horse was Gypsy (Gypsy Quick). There is a song by my favorite bluegrass band, The Seldom Scene, called Gypsy Moon.
                                  I've been through a lot of barns for various reasons, always travelling like a gypsy. My husband moved across the country not knowing what he was looking for. We've all spent a lot of time looking for the place we belong, and here we are...

                                  "'Til I find a place where I belong,
                                  I'll live the lines of a lonely song.
                                  I'll set my stride by a travelling tune.
                                  On a road lit by a gypsy moon"
                                  "In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has widely been considered as a bad move." -Douglas Adams


                                  • #18
                                    Our farm is named Round Tree farm, since we have a beautiful round live oak tree in the middle of the front yard.
                                    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams


                                    • #19
                                      TheJenners post struck a cord in my memory and I remember Raylyn Farms owned by Ray and Lyn Little and their daughter Marilyn. They're probably far enough away from you to not be in competition.

                                      The point about Googling stands

                                      How about Aarenelle pronounced "R an L"
                                      ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
                                      Check out my Kryswyn JRTs on Facebook

                                      "Life is merrier with a terrier!"


                                      • #20
                                        Our little farmette will be named after a sweet mare of my youth "La Mora"...nothing to do with the togography, geography, area, street name, our names, etc, etc.... Just because of her memory and how beautiful I always thought her name was.

                                        Now, I will say ? I've always loved 'farms' that are simply a name...nothing with 'Farms" or "Stable" or "Ranch" (etc) as part of the name.

                                        Kinda like: " Tara "

                                        "Indecision may or may not be my problem"
                                        --Jimmy Buffett