What’s In a Name?
May 16, 2013 § 8 Comments
We spent the day on “the farm” this past weekend. I say, “the farm” because there’s some debate about what we should name it.
Several weeks ago we drove my parents and niece to the 18 acres we purchased in April. We walked all over and snapped some really beautiful photos and as we rested at the peak of the property overlooking another 100 acres, Mom said, “Cedar Ridge.”
I let the words resonate for a moment. Yes! That’s it! Cedar Ridge Acres or maybe Cedar Ridge Farm
But Myke wasn’t crazy about the name and a few days later called me on his lunch break.
“What about The Garden of Eden?”
Again, I let the words resonate. But unlike the immediate surety I felt when I heard Cedar Ridge while staring out over the ridge and the row of cedars…I processed it from a more intellectual standpoint. The property is in a town called Mount Eden…we plan to have a garden…and my beloved husband who is Atheist has recommended such a name despite its Biblical roots.
I love it – but I love the other name too. I recommended that we name our garden, The Garden of Eden, but Myke wasn’t keen on that alone.
I’d love to know your thoughts.
In the meantime, check out some of the photos I took over the weekend. I’ve always hoped that if we had a piece of land with a barn on it, that we’d have barn cats…