I found this great website - Border Country Sign Company - www.bordercountrysign.com/index.html . What drew me to their site was information on naming your log cabin and the wonderful sign examples that they have. I like their quote in regards to naming your place "Own it, claim it, name it!" This is exactly what I would like to do for our place - instead of just saying to people "come on up to the log cabin." I want it to be meaningful and representative of our family. Our log cabin represents a way of life and I would like to convey that. Kara of Border Country Signs wrote an article for Midwest Outdoors Magazine and says:
"As your new guests search that cabin road for your vacation home, how easy it is to find you? With a welcoming sign at the end of your drivueway, it would be simple. Stake claim to your property and come up with a name that shows your less serious side! Your cabin is where you let your hair down and be a tad whimsical. There are no rules for creating a name. Something as simple as just your last name, "The Anderson’s" or "The Jone’s Cabin" is enough to show ownership. But this is something you could have a lot of fun with and I hope these tips will help. No one else needs to understand the meaning behind it, they just need to see it! (Just make sure your sign isn’t too small!)
Naming your property can be deemed similar to the process of naming your boat. People put a lot of thought into coming up with just the right title. This tradition has been around for centuries but nowadays doesn’t serve too much of a purpose, it’s all in fun. Folks will say that a boat without a name is like a dog without a bone and refer to it as an "orphan." The name christening process for a boat is to break a bottle of champagne on the bow. That is a ritual that I am sure takes place in many forms when the papers have been signed for that new cabin. "
I think I'll post our cabin name ideas for a vote by my visitors - so please watch for it this week. (I'm still trying to come up with a variety to choose from.) Kara at Border Country Signs was kind enough to give me permission to use information and pictures from her website. Check em out! Let me know what you think!