The UK's Most Popular House Names

The UK's Most Popular House Names

Online estate agent Tepilo explores the top 10 most popular house names in the UK and offers some advice on naming your home.

Do you live in ‘The Coach House’ ‘Ivy House’ or ‘Rose Cottage?’ If so you’re in good company as all three appear in the top 50 most popular house names in the UK.

Most homeowners are inspired to name their homes after classic books, animals, and flowers whilst some go for the more unique and inventive options.

Whilst traditionally viewed as unlucky to change the name of your home, it is becoming increasingly popular to alter your properties’ moniker.

Names are all about association, and the name of your home can conjure up a person’s perspective of what your home will be like before even getting through the front door. So, make sure to consider carefully before adding ‘Manor’ to the end of your properties name to avoid disappointment, likewise for calling your new-build 5-bed home ‘The Cottage.’

Taking inspiration from fictional lodgings has become an increasing trend with a rise in the number of ‘Toad Hall’s’ ‘Hogwarts’ and ‘Bag Ends’ cropping up. There’s also been a strong royal influence in house names with ‘Sandringham’ and ‘Balmoral’ becoming increasingly popular.

Some of the more unusual options that didn’t make the list but can be found here include: ‘Dragons Lair’ ‘Crime House’ and ‘Forbidden Fruits.’

Here are the top 15 house names in the UK according to research by the Royal Mail:

 

  1. Orchard
  2. Meadow
  3. Rose Cottage
  4. Holly
  5. Oak
  6. Willow
  7. School House
  8. The Willows
  9. Sunnyside
  10. Springfield